museum piece


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museum piece

n.
1. One that is worth keeping or showing in a museum.
2. One that is old-fashioned: "[The show] is a living museum piece, a piece of Americana from another era" (Patti Hartigan).

museum piece

n
1. (Education) an object of sufficient age or interest to be kept in a museum
2. informal a person or thing regarded as antiquated or decrepit

muse′um piece`


n.
1. something suitable for keeping and exhibiting in a museum.
2. something very old-fashioned or decrepit.
[1900–05]
Translations

museum piece

n (lit, hum)Museumsstück nt

museum piece

npezzo da museo
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What impression is made on visitors when they have to complete their journey to the town on an overcrowded train from Leeds or a ramshackle museum piece from Wakefield?
We may be launching it in a museum, but this (freight car) is no museum piece and will not be surpassed for many years to come.
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Atlantis and its four-member crew returned from a 13-day resupply mission to the International Space Station shortly before daybreak at the space center where the ship will go on display as a museum piece.
2 had been moored at Jacksonport State Park in Newport while it was used as a museum piece for tours, but it sank in January 2010, said Stan Graves, manager of planning and development for Parks &c Tourism.
DISCOVERY ended its career as the world's most-flown spaceship yesterday, returning from orbit for the last time and taking off in a new direction as a museum piece.
DISCOVERY ended its career as the world's most flown spaceship yesterday, returning from orbit for the last time and taking off in a new direction as a museum piece.
Westbridge looks a little like a museum piece itself with its quaint, Victorian-inspired decor.
The 65-ton crane, built by the Black Hawthorn company of Gateshead, is now a museum piece, on view to all in Beamish Open-Air Museum after a sixmile, six-hour haul from Consett Ironworks where it spent its active life.
Lichtenstein uses Benday dots, while Rauschenberg made his a rolling museum piece.

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