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nosepiece

[nohz-pees] /ˈnoʊzˌpis/
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.
3.
a piece of armor serving as a protective cover for the nose.
4.
a noseband.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; nose + piece
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Examples from the web for nosepiece
  • Position the respirator under your chin with the nosepiece up.
  • The objective lenses, found on the revolving nosepiece, change position to change magnification.
  • If air leaks around the nose, readjust the nosepiece as described.
  • Hold the respirator under your chin with the nosepiece up.
  • If air leaks around the nose, readjust the nosepiece.
  • If air leaks around your nose, readjust the nosepiece.
  • Have the subject position the metal nosepiece up high on the bridge of the nose.
  • Remove the objective in the light path from the nosepiece.
British Dictionary definitions for nosepiece

nosepiece

/ˈnəʊzˌpiːs/
noun
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 in Medicine

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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