[ shoh-pees ]
/ ˈʃoʊˌpis /


something that is displayed or exhibited.
something exhibited or worthy of exhibiting as a fine example of its kind.


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Origin of showpiece

First recorded in 1880–85; show + piece Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for showpiece

/ (ˈʃəʊˌpiːs) /


anything displayed or exhibited
anything prized as a very fine example of its type
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012