nosepiece

noun
nose·​piece | \ ˈnōz-ˌpēs How to pronounce nosepiece (audio) \

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

Examples of nosepiece in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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

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First Known Use of nosepiece

circa 1611, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of nosepiece was circa 1611

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“Nosepiece.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nosepiece. Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

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nosepiece

noun
nose·​piece | \ ˈnōz-ˌpēs How to pronounce nosepiece (audio) \

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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