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showpiece

[shoh-pees] /ˈʃoʊˌpis/
noun
1.
something that is displayed or exhibited.
2.
something exhibited or worthy of exhibiting as a fine example of its kind.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; show + piece
Synonyms
1, 2. masterpiece, prize, gem.
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British Dictionary definitions for showpiece

showpiece

/ˈʃəʊˌpiːs/
noun
1.
anything displayed or exhibited
2.
anything prized as a very fine example of its type
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