pl. pince·-nez′ eyeglasses without temples, kept in place by a spring gripping the bridge of the nose
Origin of pince-nezFrench ; from pincer, to pinch + nez, nose
nounpl. pince-nez pince-nez
Eyeglasses that are worn on the bridge of the nose without supports that go over the ears.
Origin of pince-nezFrench : pincer, to pinch (from Old French pincier; see pinch) + nez, nose (from Latin nāsus; see nas- in Indo-European roots).
French pince-nez "˜pinch-nose'.