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headpiece Line breaks: head|piece
Pronunciation: /ˈhɛdpiːs/

Definition of headpiece in English:


1A device worn on the head as an ornament or to serve a function.
Example sentences
  • 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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