nosepiece

noun

nose·​piece ˈnōz-ˌpēs How to pronounce nosepiece (audio)
1
: a piece of armor for protecting the nose
2
: the end piece of a microscope body to which an objective is attached
3
: the bridge of a pair of eyeglasses

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Optalert, an Australian company founded by sleep expert Murray Johns, makes glasses with a tiny LED built into the nosepiece of the frame that aims brief bursts of low-intensity infrared light at a driver’s eye. Jim Sullivan, Discover Magazine, 7 July 2014 For an adjustable fit, this mask includes behind-the-ear straps and a moldable nosepiece. Ambar Pardilla, NBC News, 16 Mar. 2021 Designed with an adjustable nosepiece for an easier fit, each of these coverings are machine washable. Nicole Briese, USA TODAY, 16 Aug. 2020 The rubberized, two-position nosepiece made fit adjustments easy, and the hydrophobic temple pieces provided grip. Aaron Gulley, Outside Online, 13 June 2018 What appears to be a decorative little logo above the nosepiece is in fact a button that unlatches the frame for swapping tints. Outside Online, 15 May 2018 These Eyevan 7285 sunnies ($438) have titanium nosepieces and temples. Katy Schneider, The Cut, 14 May 2017 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1611, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of nosepiece was circa 1611

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Cite this Entry

“Nosepiece.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nosepiece. Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition

nosepiece

noun
nose·​piece -ˌpēs How to pronounce nosepiece (audio)
: the end piece of a microscope body to which a lens or set of lenses is attached

Medical Definition

nosepiece

noun
nose·​piece ˈnōz-ˌpēs How to pronounce nosepiece (audio)
1
: the end piece of a microscope body to which an objective is attached and which often consists of a revolving holder for two or more objectives
2
: the bridge of a pair of eyeglasses
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