from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A piece of armor that forms part of a helmet and protects the nose.
- n. The part of a pair of eyeglasses that fits across the nose.
- n. See noseband.
- n. The part of a microscope, often rotatable, to which one or more objective lenses are attached.
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- n. Anything (originally a piece of armour) that protects the nose
- n. The bridge between spectacle lenses that rests on the nose
- n. The part of a microscope that holds the objectives
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a strap that is the part of a bridle that goes over the animal's nose
- n. the link between two lenses; rests on the nose
- n. armor plate that protects the nose
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Then, with his other nostril pinched closed, he should insert the nosepiece gently into the nostril and aim the spray out and down the nasal passage (not toward the middle of his nose) and sniff gently.
Adjustable-focus glasses have a nosepiece slider that let the user adjust the focus for distance, intermediate or near vision.
He was wearing a dirty T-shirt, grungy jeans, and a pair of wire-rim glasses taped together over the nosepiece.
Maybe I'll get the nosepiece on my glasses fixed while I'm there.
On his head he wore a close-fitting round helmet with a flat nosepiece, and carried a small round shield on his forearm, but his only heavy armor was a steel collar and shoulder guards.
When we found him, his concentrator was beeping a "no breath" alarm because he'd taken off the nosepiece, because he was trying to take off his shirt, which probably means that he thought he was aleady in the room and was trying to change into his pajamas.
When you come UPSTAIRS: 1. Take off the nosepiece from the tank.
He had an oxygen tank alongside his chair with a nosepiece to help him breathe.
“Here,” Linda said, handing me an oxygen nosepiece.
She handed me a two-pronged nosepiece, and oxygen soon started bubbling through four small silos filled with colored liquids.