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show·piece

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

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

(ˈʃoʊˌpis)

n.
something exhibited or worthy of exhibiting as a fine example of its kind.
[1880–85]
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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
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showpiece

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

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
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

showpiece

[ˈʃəʊˌpiːs] n (of exhibition) → pezzo forte
that hospital is a showpiece → quello è un ospedale modello
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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The Confederation of Africa Deaf Sports president Mohamed Madoun is happy with Kenya's preparations for the inaugural Africa Deaf Athletics Championships and tipped the country to stage a successful showpiece.
THIS weekend's Challenge Cup Final at Wembley could be the last to be held on the August bank holiday weekend after the RFL confirmed that next year's showpiece event will take place on July 18.
THE World Cup final will be screened on free-to-air television if England make the showpiece, Sky Sports has announced.
Dhawan led India to their second straight win of the 50-over showpiece event with a 109-ball 117 against reigning champions Australia at the Oval on Sunday but took a hit to his left thumb during the course of his innings.
Madrid has been engulfed by supporters ahead of Saturday's all-English showpiece at the Wanda Metropolitano.
Fresh from clinching a lifetime opportunity presented by Betway to travel and cheer on Harambee Stars at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, football fan Stephen Oketch has backed coach Sebastian Migne's selection ahead of the tournament while backing Kenya to come good at this continental showpiece.The 45-year-old medical officer was awarded this all-expenses-paid trip by the betting firm on Friday after winning a lucky raffle which involved 100s of other local-based supporters.
And Liverpool will stick with this season's New Balance version for the Champions League showpiece against Tottenham Hotspur on June 1.
As with last season, ahead of the showpiece against Real Madrid, there won't be a special Champions League final edition of the shirt available, although the current kit is still on sale in limited numbers.
But asked if taking on his old club at a former haunting ground gifts this year's showpiece an added dimension, the veteran boss said: "Absolutely not.
The Team Lakay youngster will now battle another dangerous fighter in Japan's Yosuke Saruta for the promotion's first showpiece of 2019, which will be held in Jakarta.
The soccer showpiece will return to the US for the first time since 1994 after gaining 134 votes, while Morocco got 65 at the FIFA Congress in Moscow.
The showpiece, created by Ni Yi-leng, had been partly destroyed due to mishandling by security staff at the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport on Oct.