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1. A piece of armor that forms part of a helmet and protects the nose.
2. The part of a pair of eyeglasses that fits across the nose.
3. See noseband.
4. The part of a microscope, often rotatable, to which one or more objective lenses are attached.


1. (Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) Also called: nasal a piece of armour, esp part of a helmet, that serves to protect the nose
2. the connecting part of a pair of spectacles that rests on the nose; bridge
3. (General Physics) the part of a microscope to which one or more objective lenses are attached
4. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège) a less common word for noseband



1. the part of an eyeglass frame that passes over the bridge of the nose.
2. the part of a microscope to which the objectives are attached.
3. a piece of armor serving as protection for the nose.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.nosepiece - armor plate that protects the nose
armor plate, armor plating, armour plate, plate armor, plate armour - specially hardened steel plate used to protect fortifications or vehicles from enemy fire
body armor, body armour, cataphract, coat of mail, suit of armor, suit of armour - armor that protects the wearer's whole body
2.nosepiece - a strap that is the part of a bridle that goes over the animal's nose
bridle - headgear for a horse; includes a headstall and bit and reins to give the rider or driver control
strap - an elongated leather strip (or a strip of similar material) for binding things together or holding something in position
3.nosepiece - the link between two lenses; rests on the nose
linkup, tie-in, link, tie - a fastener that serves to join or connect; "the walls are held together with metal links placed in the wet mortar during construction"
eyeglasses, glasses, specs, spectacles - optical instrument consisting of a frame that holds a pair of lenses for correcting defective vision
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Research microscope with binocular tube, inversely, motorized nosepiece, prepared for confocal imaging, with fast switching from coarse to fine drive;
Through a sealing nosepiece placed into the nostril, the exhaled breath carries medication from the device directly into one side of the nose.
The reversed-type quadruple nosepiece of Nikon's Eclipse provides more space at the front of the stage to make handling specimen slides fast and easy.
The system involves a pair of specialized goggles outfitted with a camera on the nosepiece.
The microscope has a trinocular 30[degrees] inclined heads, an additional tube for mounting a built-in CCD camera, wide field eyepieces WF10X/20mm, quadruple nosepiece, Achromatic Super Contrast (ASC) objectives 4X, 10X, 40X S, 100X S-Oil.
The product features lightweight construction and a rubber nosepiece.
PTI will then pack each cartridge - along with the primary nosepiece and an instruction insert for the end-user - into individual cartons, where they are mechanically packed into cases and palletized for shipping.
The natural exhaled breath then carries medication from the device into one side of the nose through a sealing nosepiece.
During the first test, the plane's nosepiece was damaged while the plane taxied around the field.
They are ideal for patient protection because they have a soft, flexible nosepiece for a non-slip fit and the temples can be ratcheted up and down to help prevent them from hitting the back of the dental chair headrest and pushing the glasses off the patient.
I was dressed in a flannel shirt, heavy fleece-lined overalls, a heavy mackinaw coat, a drill parka, two pairs of heavy woolen socks and felt high-top shoes, a fur cap that I pulled down over my ears, a fur nosepiece, plus fur gauntlet gloves.
The highly versatile series consists of the Eclipse Ni-E flagship model, available with focusing nosepiece or focusing stage options, and the manual Eclipse Ni-U with motorization upgrade capability.