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headpiece

[hed-pees] /ˈhɛdˌpis/
noun
1.
a piece of armor for the head; helmet.
2.
any covering for the head.
3.
a headset.
4.
the head as the seat of the intellect; judgment.
5.
the top piece or part of any of various things.
6.
Printing. a decorative piece at the head of a page, chapter, etc.
Origin
1520-1530
1520-30; head + piece
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British Dictionary definitions for head-piece

headpiece

/ˈhɛdˌpiːs/
noun
1.
(printing) a decorative band at the top of a page, chapter, etc
2.
any covering for the head, esp a helmet
3.
(archaic) the intellect
4.
a less common word for crownpiece (sense 2)
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