nose·​piece | \ˈnōz-ˌpēs \

Definition of nosepiece 

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

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The rubberized, two-position nosepiece made fit adjustments easy, and the hydrophobic temple pieces provided grip. Aaron Gulley, Outside Online, "8 New Riding Sunglasses for Summer," 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, "The Best Sunglasses of 2018," 15 May 2018 These Eyevan 7285 sunnies ($438) have titanium nosepieces and temples. Katy Schneider, The Cut, "Custom Couches, Minimalist Wall Clocks, and a Kids’ Store From the Intermix Team," 14 May 2017

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First Known Use of nosepiece

circa 1611, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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nose·​piece | \ˈnōz-ˌpēs \

Medical Definition of nosepiece 

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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