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Definitions of Headpiece

Pronunciation : Head"piece`
Part of Speech : n.
Definition : 1. Head. In his headpiece he felt a sore pain. Spenser.

2. A cap of defense; especially, an open one, as distinguished from the closed helmet of the Middle Ages.

3. Understanding; mental faculty. Eumenes had the best headpiece of all Alexander's captains. Prideaux.

4. An engraved ornament at the head of a chapter, or of a page.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913


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