headpiece

[hed-pees]
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:
1520–30; head + piece

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headpiece (ˈhɛdˌpiːs)
 
n
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

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Example sentences
Steady the hand holding the headpiece against the shin, while applying light pressure on the headpiece.
Use a flat headpiece to form a right angle with the wall and lower the headpiece until it firmly touches the crown of the head.
Make sure the measurer's eyes are at the same level as the headpiece.
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