headpiece


head·piece

noun \-ˌpēs\

: a usually decorative covering for the head

Full Definition of HEADPIECE

1
a :  a protective or defensive covering for the head
b :  an ornamental, ceremonial, or traditional covering for the head
3
:  an ornament especially at the beginning of a chapter

Examples of HEADPIECE

  1. The bride wore a veil with a beaded headpiece.
  2. <the bride will be wearing a flowing veil fastened to a pearl-covered headpiece>

First Known Use of HEADPIECE

1535

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