nose glasses

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plural noun

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
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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
  • Vichy Volonsky, a short, roundheaded man, had held up the rest of the issue while he studied the content through his nose-glasses.

  • 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|Brayton Norton