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  1. the strap of a bridle that fits across the head of a horse.

Origin of crownpiece

First recorded in 1640–50; crown + piece
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Examples from the Web for crownpiece

Historical Examples

  • The other gave him a 210 crownpiece, and desired him to keep it for his sake.

    The Mirror of Taste, and Dramatic Censor


  • That crownpiece John had put into the hands of his mother, to keep.

  • Beaufort grew deadly pale as he bent over the crownpiece, and seemed scarcely to have courage to look his friend in his face.

  • As an inevitable result of all the influences that constitute his world he finds himself yearning for meliorism as the crownpiece.

    The Vitalized School</p>

    Francis B. Pearson

British Dictionary definitions for crownpiece


  1. the piece forming or fitting the top of something
  2. the strap of a bridle that goes over a horse's head behind the ears
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