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earpiece

[eer-pees] /ˈɪərˌpis/
noun
1.
a piece that covers or passes over the ear, as on a cap or eyeglasses.
2.
an earphone.
Origin of earpiece
1835-1845
First recorded in 1835-45; ear1 + piece
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Examples from the Web for earpiece
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  • Rick held out his hand and Jerry gave him the earpiece, grinning.

  • She was about to snatch away the earpiece when she heard the noise of a door opening.

    We Can't Have Everything Rupert Hughes
  • When she unscrewed her earpiece, she discovered that her neck was killing her.

    Makers

    Cory Doctorow
  • He took from his pocket the earpiece of the familiar engine of latter-day detective romance.

    In a Little Town Rupert Hughes
  • The phone was working splendidly; even those without an earpiece could hear the over-production.

    David Lannarck, Midget George S. Harney
British Dictionary definitions for earpiece

earpiece

/ˈɪəˌpiːs/
noun
1.
the earphone in a telephone receiver
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