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Definition of "showpiece" [showpiece]

  • Something exhibited, especially as an outstanding example of its kind. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "showpiece" in a sentence
  • "This will have several interlocking components: The showpiece will be a new U.N. Security Council resolution to add sanctions against the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps and its affiliated companies, along with other Iranian firms involved in manufacturing, transporting and financing weapons shipments and other illicit activities."
  • "The showpiece will be a collection of about 10,000 personal papers that belonged to Dr. King, which were purchased with a $32 million loan backed by some of Atlanta's biggest philanthropists and corporations."
  • "The showpiece is a complex natural cooling plan that will bring the temperature down dramatically, for example from about 45 degrees Celsius outdoors to about 25 degrees indoors, according to Mr. Schuler, who is working on the project."