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Tasco \Tas"co\, n. [Cf. Sp. tasconio.] A kind of clay for making melting pots.
--Percy Smith.


Tasco (also known as Tasco Worldwide) is a major international distributor of telescopes. Tasco mainly makes telescopes for amateur astronomers but has expanded into other optical products such as spotting scopes, microscopes, binoculars, and telescopic sights and other rifle accessories. Tasco sells via specialty outlets, catalogues, and online retailers.

Tasco is based in Miramar, Florida. George Rosenfield founded the firm as the Tanross Supply Company in 1954. It started as a distributor of fishing tackle and hardware. The name was later shortened to Tasco as inventory expanded to include binoculars and eyepieces.

Usage examples of "tasco".

Tower national monument thrusting up against the endless sky, Doyce Deek laid the crosshairs of his Tasco scope on the bronze flank of a pronghorned antelope.

According to that, Casper was being treated at the Tasco Clinic in Seattle, which has a very highly specialized unit for treating children with cancer.

It was a straight blow-back semiauto, held ten rounds in its magazine, and had a nine-inch barrel topped with a Tasco Pro Point sight.

So when he looked at his trusty six-gun with the Tasco Optima 2000 dot scope mounted where the notch-and-post sights used to be, it felt, well, a little weird.