nose-piece

nosepiece

[nohz-pees]
noun
1.
the part of a frame for eyeglasses that passes over the bridge of the nose.
2.
the part of a microscope to which the objectives are attached. See diag. under microscope.
3.
a piece of armor serving as a protective cover for the nose.
4.
a noseband.

Origin:
1605–15; nose + piece

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nosepiece (ˈnəʊzˌpiːs)
 
n
1.  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.  the part of a microscope to which one or more objective lenses are attached
4.  a less common word for noseband

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nosepiece nose·piece (nōz'pēs')
n.
The part of a microscope, often rotatable, to which one or more objective lenses are attached.

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