nosepiece

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

nose +‎ piece

Noun[edit]

nosepiece ‎(plural nosepieces)

  1. Anything (originally a piece of armour) that protects the nose.
    • 2009 August 2, Karen Crouse, “Phelps Grabs Record in 100 Butterfly”[1], New York Times:
      At impact, the nosepiece of Phelps’s goggles snapped.
  2. The bridge between spectacle lenses that rests on the nose.
  3. The part of a microscope that holds the objectives.

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