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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