Pronunciation: (nōz'pēs"), [key]
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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.