museum piece

noun

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2 :one that is out-of-date :a thing of the past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 in a Sentence

  1. That old computer will soon be a museum piece.

  2. that old wooden ironing board she uses is a museum piece

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First Known Use of museum piece

1898

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MUSEUM PIECE Defined for English Language Learners

museum piece

noun

Definition of museum piece for English Language Learners

  • : 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



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