an ornamental object used in a central position, especially on the center of a dining-room table.
the central or outstanding point or feature: The centerpiece of the evening was a play put on by the employees.

1830–40; center + piece Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Example sentences
In the center is usually a bowl or vase or other centerpiece, of white flowers.
The first manifestation of that is when he came out for a corporate tax cut,
  which is now a centerpiece of his economic platform.
Instead, the report's centerpiece is an odd extrapolation of the
  supply-and-demand theory to college education.
But certainly the centerpiece of the show will be this much-anticipated
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