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n. pl. pince-nez (-nāz′, -nā′)
Eyeglasses that are worn on the bridge of the nose without supports that go over the ears.
[French : pincer, to pinch (from Old French pincier; see pinch) + nez, nose (from Latin nāsus; see nas- in Indo-European roots).]
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pince-nez(ˈpænsˌneɪ; ˈpɪns-; French pɛ̃sne)
n, pl pince-nez
(Medicine) eyeglasses that are held in place only by means of a clip over the bridge of the nose
[C19: French, literally: pinch-nose]
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pince-nez(ˈpænsˌneɪ, ˈpɪns-; Fr. pɛ̃sˈneɪ)
n., pl. pince-nez (ˈpænsˌneɪz, ˈpɪns-; Fr. pɛ̃sˈneɪ)
a pair of glasses held on the face by a spring that grips the nose.
[1875–80; < French: literally, (it) pinches (the) nose]
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pince-nez[ˈpɛːnsneɪ] NPL → quevedos mpl
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
n → Kneifer m, → Pincenez nt (old)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
pince-nez[ˈpænsˌneɪ] n → pince-nez m inv
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