from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A part, as of a telephone receiver or hearing aid, that fits in or is held next to the ear.
- n. See earphone.
- n. Either of the two parts of an eyeglasses frame that extend over or around the ear.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A speaker placed inside or held near to the ear.
- n. The arm on a pair of glasses that hooks over the ear to hold them in place.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a device for converting electric signals into sounds, designed to be held over or inserted into the ear.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A name given to the side-piece of the burganet or open helmet of the sixteenth century, usually made of splints, and covering a leather strap or chin-band to which they are riveted. Compare cheek-piece. Also called oreillère.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. electro-acoustic transducer for converting electric signals into sounds; it is held over or inserted into the ear
ear + piece (Wiktionary)