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  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.
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Origin of headpiece

First recorded in 1520–30; head + piece
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for headpiece

helmet, fedora, headgear, lid, straw, bucket, bonnet, sailor, skimmer, millinery, Stetson, Panama, chapeau, bowler, boater, sombrero, topper, tam, headpiece

Examples from the Web for headpiece

Historical Examples of headpiece

  • Armed as he was with corselet, cuissarts, and headpiece, he sank to trouble them no more.

    Captain Blood

    Rafael Sabatini

  • Now, missy, what had you to do with Captain Mosca's headpiece?

    Little Novels of Italy

    Maurice Henry Hewlett

  • He snapped on the headpiece, then hesitated at the edge of the deck, looking down.

    The Star Hyacinths

    James H. Schmitz

  • We have got money and stock, and you have got headpiece; we might do very well together.

    A Simpleton

    Charles Reade

  • In some ways I hate to part with that headpiece more than I do with Mother.

    The Night of the Long Knives

    Fritz Reuter Leiber

British Dictionary definitions for headpiece


  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 (def. 2)
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