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pince-nez

 (păns′nā′, pĭns′-)
n. pl. pince-nez (-nāz′, -nā′)
Eyeglasses that are worn on the bridge of the nose without supports that go over the ears.

[French : pincer, to pinch (from Old French pincier; see pinch) + nez, nose (from Latin nāsus; see nas- in Indo-European roots).]

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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pince-nez - spectacles clipped to the nose by a springpince-nez - spectacles clipped to the nose by a spring
eyeglasses, glasses, specs, spectacles - optical instrument consisting of a frame that holds a pair of lenses for correcting defective vision
Translations

pince-nez

[ˈpɛːnsneɪ] NPLquevedos mpl

pince-nez

nKneifer m, → Pincenez nt (old)

pince-nez

[ˈpænsˌneɪ] npince-nez m inv
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