showpiece

noun show·piece \ ˈshō-ˌpēs \
|Updated on: 16 Aug 2018

Definition of showpiece

: a prime or outstanding example used for exhibition

Examples of showpiece in a Sentence

  1. The museum's showpiece is a painting by Picasso.

  2. The house is an architectural showpiece.

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First Known Use of showpiece

1823

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Definition of showpiece for English Language Learners

  • : something that is the best or most attractive thing being shown

  • : something that is seen as an excellent or outstanding example of something


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