Definition of stethoscope:
- medical instrument (part of speech: noun)
- "Lalage's Lovers 1911", George A. Birmingham.
- "Dawn of All", Robert Hugh Benson.
McQueen had introduced his assistant to this partnership half- shamefacedly and with a cautious wink over the little girl's head; and Gemmell fell into line at once, showing her his new stethoscope as gravely as if he must abandon it at once should not she approve, which fine behaviour, however, was quite thrown away on Grizel, who, had he conducted himself otherwise, would merely have wondered what was the matter with the man; and as she was eighteen or more before she saw that she had exceeded her duties, it was then, of course, too late to cease doing it.- "Tommy and Grizel", J.M. Barrie.