bins

n pl
British
1a.
glasses, spectacles. A cockney short-ening of binoculars, sometimes spelled binns. The term has been in use at least since the 1930s and is still heard.
1b.
the eyes. An extension of the previous usage.
2a.
headphones. Part of the jargon of recording engineers and rock musicians in the late 1960s; the term was eagerly picked up by hi-fi enthusiasts and musos in the 1970s, although cans is more prev-alent in this context.
2b.
hi-fi or concert speakers. By exten-sion from the above sense.

Contemporary slang . 2014.

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