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show·piece

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

showpiece

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

show•piece

(ˈʃoʊˌpis)

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

showpiece

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

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

showpiece

[ˈʃəʊˌpiːs] n (of exhibition) → pezzo forte
that hospital is a showpiece → quello è un ospedale modello
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During the individual (interactive) sessions the students were provided with brief information on showpieces of the Museum of the National Bank of Tajikistan, history of the national currency, its features and being national value.
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Elfyn Llwyd launched his manifesto for presidency of the party, which includes a calls for members to embrace their differences at conference time instead of trying to emulate the "bland showpieces of New Labour or the Conservatives".