- the strap of a bridle that fits across the head of a horse.
Origin of crownpiece
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Examples from the Web for crownpiece
The other gave him a 210 crownpiece, and desired him to keep it for his sake.
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.Charles O'Malley, The Irish Dragoon, Volume 1 (of 2)
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
- the piece forming or fitting the top of something
- the strap of a bridle that goes over a horse's head behind the ears
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