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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.
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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
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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.
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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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Fix the flexible nosepiece over the bridge of the nose.
With the EDGZ, the operator makes only a short insertion stroke: An integrated cylinder performs the locking stroke, ensuring that pressure is kept directly on the fastener as it protrudes from the nosepiece. The fastener has no space to retract.
Acoustic data included (1) the first minimal cross-sectional area ([MCA.sub.1], [cm.sup.2]), (2) the second minimal cross-sectional area ([MCA.sub.2], [cm.sup.2]), (3) the volume between the tip of the nosepiece and 3.0 cm into the nasal cavity (V03, [cm.sup.3]), and (4) the volume of the nasal cavity between 2.0 and 5.0 cm from the tip of the nosepiece (V25, [cm.sup.3]).
The system involves a pair of specialized goggles outfitted with a camera on the nosepiece. The camera sends data to a pocket-sized computer, which processes the visual information and sends it to near-infrared lasers inside the goggles, facing the eyes.
During the first test, the plane's nosepiece was damaged while the plane taxied around the field.