museum piece


museum piece

noun

: a valuable object that is in a museum or that is suitable for a museum

: something or someone that is very old or old-fashioned

Full Definition of MUSEUM PIECE

1
:  something preserved in or suitable for a museum
2
:  one that is out-of-date :  a thing of the past

Examples of MUSEUM PIECE

  1. That old computer will soon be a museum piece.
  2. <that old wooden ironing board she uses is a museum piece>

First Known Use of MUSEUM PIECE

1901

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