headpiece

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Headpiece \Head"piece'\ (-p[=e]s'), noun

1. Head.

In his headpiece he felt a sore pain. --Spenser.

2. A cap of defense; especially, an open one, as distinguished from the closed helmet of the Middle Ages.

3. Understanding; mental faculty.

Eumenes had the best headpiece of all Alexander's captains. --Prideaux.

4. An engraved ornament at the head of a chapter, or of a page.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

headpiece

noun

1: the band that is the part of a bridle that fits around a horse's head [syn: {headstall}, {headpiece}]

2: a protective helmet for the head


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