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
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'.