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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Example sentences
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.
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