- eyeglasses held in place by a spring that clamps them to the bridge of the nose; pince-nez.
Origin of nose glasses
First recorded in 1885–90
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Examples from the Web for nose glasses
At last he finished, laid down his list, took off his nose-glasses.The Plum Tree
David Graham Phillips
He laid the paper before him, put on his nose-glasses and looked at it.
Then he adjusted his nose-glasses and peered over their heads.El Diablo
Vichy Volonsky, a short, roundheaded man, had held up the rest of the issue while he studied the content through his nose-glasses.Satan and the Comrades