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

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

Historical Examples of crownpiece

  • 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

    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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