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n. pl. pince-nez (-nāz′, -nā′)
Eyeglasses that are worn on the bridge of the nose without supports that go over the ears.
pince-nez(ˈpænsˌneɪ; ˈpɪns-; French pɛ̃sne)
n, pl pince-nez
(Medicine) eyeglasses that are held in place only by means of a clip over the bridge of the nose
[C19: French, literally: pinch-nose]
pince-nez(ˈpænsˌneɪ, ˈpɪns-; Fr. pɛ̃sˈneɪ)
n., pl. pince-nez (ˈpænsˌneɪz, ˈpɪns-; Fr. pɛ̃sˈneɪ)
a pair of glasses held on the face by a spring that grips the nose.
[1875–80; < French: literally, (it) pinches (the) nose]