Definition of headpiece in English:


Line breaks: head|piece
Pronunciation: /ˈhɛdpiːs


  • 1A device worn on the head as an ornament or to serve a function.
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    • Although feathers remained, hats, headwraps and heavily-decorated headpieces helped to enhance costumes.
    • I retrieved my gun first, and then pulled the headpiece out of the helmet.
    • Using silk flowers, crystals, fine silks and antique lace, the women sewed garters, ring pillows, purses for the bridal party, headpieces and veils.
  • 2An illustration or ornamental motif printed at the head of a chapter in a book: he provided twenty headpieces, plus eight full-page illustrations
  • 3The part of a halter or bridle that fits over the top of a horse’s head behind the ears.

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