[ nohz-pees ]

  1. the part of a frame for eyeglasses that passes over the bridge of the nose.

  2. the part of a microscope to which the objectives are attached.

  1. a piece of armor serving as a protective cover for the nose.

  2. a noseband.

Origin of nosepiece

First recorded in 1605–15; nose + piece

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

How to use nosepiece in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for nosepiece


/ (ˈnəʊzˌpiːs) /

  1. Also called: nasal a piece of armour, esp part of a helmet, that serves to protect the nose

  2. the connecting part of a pair of spectacles that rests on the nose; bridge

  1. the part of a microscope to which one or more objective lenses are attached

  2. a less common word for noseband

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