nose glasses

plural noun
  1. 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

Words Nearby nose glasses Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use nose glasses in a sentence

  • 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 | Ralph Bennitt
  • Noting her mood, Whaley gruffly took up the letter and, adjusting his black-rimmed nose-glasses, he read it.

    The Cottage of Delight | Will N. Harben
  • He was a tall, pale young man with store clothes and nose glasses.

  • He looked over his nose glasses at Jordan and Daniel and Eleanore.

    The Goose Man | Jacob Wassermann
  • Guilbert, the French mining engineer, leered through his polished nose-glasses.

    Whirligigs | O. Henry