[ nohz-pees ]
/ ˈnoʊzˌpis /


the part of a frame for eyeglasses that passes over the bridge of the nose.
the part of a microscope to which the objectives are attached.
a piece of armor serving as a protective cover for the nose.
a noseband.

Nearby words

  1. noseband,
  2. nosebleed,
  3. nosecount,
  4. nosedive,
  5. nosegay,
  6. nosewheel,
  7. nosewing,
  8. nosey,
  9. nosh,
  10. nosh-up

Origin of nosepiece

First recorded in 1605–15; nose + piece Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for nosepiece


/ (ˈnəʊzˌpiːs) /


Also called: nasal a piece of armour, esp part of a helmet, that serves to protect the nose
the connecting part of a pair of spectacles that rests on the nose; bridge
the part of a microscope to which one or more objective lenses are attached
a less common word for noseband
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Medicine definitions for nosepiece


[ nōzpēs′ ]


The part of a microscope, often rotatable, to which one or more objective lenses are attached.

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