Definition of Showpiece

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

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



Definition of Showpiece

1. Noun. Something that exhibits exceptional quality, something worth being shown. ¹

2. Noun. Something made specifically to be displayed. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Showpiece

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Showpiece

showjumpers
showjumping
showlike
showman
showmance
showmances
showmanly
showmanship
showmanships
showmen
shown
showoff
showoffs
showperson
showpersons
showpiece (current term)
showpieces
showplace
showplaces
showplan
showplans
showreel
showreels
showring
showrings
showroom
showrooming
showrooms
showrun
showrunner

Literary usage of Showpiece

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1. The Reconfiguration of Political Order in Africa: A Case Study of North Kivu by Denis M. Tull (2005)
"423 "Rebel-Held Territory to Be 'showpiece'", BBC Monitoring, 1 Sept. 1998. 24 The urban population is estimated to have doubled since 1984 (12.4 percent), ..."

2. Cavendish by Christa Jungnickel, Russell McCormmach (1996)
"... giving the grains and carats and physical descriptions of all the coins, reign by reign, was a showpiece of quantitative work in historical scholarship. ..."

3. Cavendish by Christa Jungnickel, Russell McCormmach (1996)
"... giving the grains and carats and physical descriptions of all the coins, reign by reign, was a showpiece of quantitative work in historical scholarship. ..."

4. Cavendish by Christa Jungnickel, Russell McCormmach (1996)
"... reign by reign, was a showpiece of quantitative work in historical scholarship.33 As we have seen, De Moivre counted among his friends a good many ..."

5. The Wayward Welfare State by Roger A. Freeman (1981)
"Intended to be a showpiece of what public housing could be at its best—it won an award of the American Insitute of Architects—it demonstrated what public ..."

6. The History of Modern Painting by Richard Muther (1896)
"In 1878 he horrified the world by his " Awakening of One supposed to be Dead," a showpiece painted with great anatomical ability, and in 1885 in Paris he ..."

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