Definition of Piece de resistance

1. Noun. The outstanding item (the prize piece or main exhibit) in a collection.

Exact synonyms: Collector's Item, Showpiece
Generic synonyms: Curio, Curiosity, Oddity, Oddment, Peculiarity, Rarity
Specialized synonyms: Rariora



2. Noun. The most important dish of a meal.
Generic synonyms: Dish

Definition of Piece de resistance

1. Noun. (idiomatic) A masterpiece; the most memorable accomplishment of one’s career or lifetime. ¹

2. Noun. (idiomatic) A masterpiece; the most memorable accomplishment of one’s career or lifetime. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Piece De Resistance

pie pans
pie plant
pie safe
pie safes
pie server
pie shell
piebald
piebald eyelash
piebald skin
piebaldness
piebalds
pieboy
piece-dye
piece de resistance (current term)
piece goods
piece of cake
piece of cloth
piece of clothing
piece of eight
piece of furniture
piece of ground
piece of land
piece of leather
piece of material
piece of music

Literary usage of Piece de resistance

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1. The Hostess of To-day by Linda Hull Larned (1899)
"A fruit relish is often served with the piece de resistance, and sometimes Bouchees Savory are served instead of potatoes. These should be passed to the ..."

2. Paterfamilias's Diary of Everybody's Tour: Belgium and the Rhine, Munich by Martin Farquhar Tupper (1856)
"... feed you from one piece de resistance and give nothing as hors d'ceuvre afterward. A day at Versailles : warned by the tedium of guide-books, ..."

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