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[oh-puh n-feyst] /ˈoʊ pənˈfeɪst/
having a frank or ingenuous face.
Also, open-face. designating an open sandwich.
(of a watch) having the dial covered only by the crystal.
Compare hunting case.
Origin of open-faced
First recorded in 1600-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Simple, you will see he was; open-faced and guileless as the day.

  • He was open-faced to the last degree, and what he said he meant.

  • "A quarter after five," said her companion, consulting an elegant, open-faced watch.

    Sister Carrie Theodore Dreiser
  • They are not all so open-faced and above board as they might be.

  • It was an open-faced, old-fashioned thing, set round with a rim of pearls.

    The House by the Lock C. N. Williamson
  • He was always very tender-hearted about dogs, especially the open-faced bulldog.

    Remarks Bill Nye
  • And they were late, five minutes, by the open-faced watch that lay in the Doctor's hand as they entered the garden.

    A Romance of Billy-Goat Hill Alice Hegan Rice
  • When again I unclosed my eyes and asked for water, I was lying under the open-faced shed, and it was brilliant sunshine outside.

    The Little Red Foot Robert W. Chambers
  • "She must be late," said Ketchel, looking keenly15 up the track and then at his heavy, open-faced watch.

    Frontier Boys in Frisco

    Wyn Roosevelt
  • It goes without saying that the open-faced, hearty fellow inspires confidence.

    Laugh and Live Douglas Fairbanks
British Dictionary definitions for open-faced


having an ingenuous expression
(of a watch) having no lid or cover other than the glass
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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