earpiece


ear·piece

noun \ˈir-ˌpēs\

: a part of a device that is placed in the ear for listening to something

: either one of the two pieces that support eyeglasses by resting on the ears

Full Definition of EARPIECE

1
:  a part of an instrument (as a telephone or stethoscope) that is placed against or inserted into the outer opening of the ear; especially :  earphone
2
:  one of the two sidepieces that support eyeglasses by passing over or behind the ears

Examples of EARPIECE

  1. the earpiece of a stethoscope

First Known Use of EARPIECE

1853

ear·piece

noun \ˈi(ə)r-ˌpēs\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of EARPIECE

1
: a part of an instrument (as a stethoscope or hearing aid) that is inserted into the outer opening of the ear
2
: one of the two sidepieces that support eyeglasses by passing over or behind the ears

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