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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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During the first test, the plane's nosepiece was damaged while the plane taxied around the field.
Bob took measurements for the metalwork and had the nosepiece built; he fabricated the remaining sheet metal himself.
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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.
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.
Available in two- and three-lens color sets, Sabers feature a "Take Flight" nosepiece that fits a wide range of faces.