Definition of nosepiece in US English:



  • 1The part of a helmet or headdress that protects a person's nose.

    1. 1.1North American
      another term for noseband
      • ‘They really didn't fit properly: her muzzle was too broad for the nosepiece.’
    2. 1.2 The central part of a pair of glasses that fits over the bridge of the nose.
      • ‘This could probably be helped by some rubber pieces on the nosepiece and by the ears to reduce sliding.’
      • ‘Beretta's new Deluxe Shooting Glasses feature replacement nosepieces, nylon case and three interchangeable lenses in smoke, vermilion and yellow.’
      • ‘The rubberized, non-slip nosepiece was easy to bend to fit.’
  • 2The part of a microscope to which the objective lenses are attached.

    • ‘The motorized nosepiece of a Zeiss Axiovert 135 inverted microscope allowed the objective to be automatically changed from 40X to 2.5X during macro execution.’