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show·piece

 (shō′pēs′)
n.
Something exhibited, especially as an outstanding example of its kind.

showpiece

(ˈʃəʊˌpiːs)
n
1. anything displayed or exhibited
2. anything prized as a very fine example of its type

show•piece

(ˈʃoʊˌpis)

n.
something exhibited or worthy of exhibiting as a fine example of its kind.
[1880–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.showpiece - the outstanding item (the prize piece or main exhibit) in a collection
curio, curiosity, oddment, peculiarity, rarity, oddity - something unusual -- perhaps worthy of collecting
rariora - (plural) rare collector's items

showpiece

noun display, model, ideal, showcase, paragon, perfect example, exemplar The factory is a showpiece of Western investment in the East.
Translations

showpiece

[ˈʃəʊpiːs] N (= centrepiece) → joya f, lo mejor
the showpiece of the exhibition isla joya or lo mejor de la exposición es ...
this vase is a real showpieceeste florero es realmente excepcional

showpiece

[ˈʃəʊpiːs]
n
[exhibition] → joyau m, clou m
(= excellent example) → modèle m
That hospital is a showpiece → Cet hôpital est un modèle du genre.
modif [event, final, match, occasion] → mythique, prestigieux/euse
the showpiece final at Hampden → la finale mythique de Hampden

showpiece

[ˈʃəʊˌpiːs] n (of exhibition) → pezzo forte
that hospital is a showpiece → quello è un ospedale modello
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