- having a frank or ingenuous face.
- Also o·pen-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
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Examples from the Web for open-faced
Simple, you will see he was; open-faced and guileless as the day.The Flockmaster of Poison Creek
George W. Ogden
He was open-faced to the last degree, and what he said he meant.American Boy's Life of Theodore Roosevelt
"A quarter after five," said her companion, consulting an elegant, open-faced watch.Sister Carrie
They are not all so open-faced and above board as they might be.Special Method in the Reading of Complete English Classics
It was an open-faced, old-fashioned thing, set round with a rim of pearls.The House by the Lock
C. N. Williamson
- having an ingenuous expression
- (of a watch) having no lid or cover other than the glass
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