Meaning of “pince-nez” in the English Dictionary

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"pince-nez" in British English

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pince-neznoun [ C ]

uk /ˌpæːnsˈneɪ/ us /ˌpæːnsˈneɪ/ plural pince-nez

(especially in the past) glasses held on a person's nose by a spring rather than by pieces that fit around the ears:

He wore (a pair of) pince-nez.

(Definition of “pince-nez” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)