headpiece

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noun head·piece \ˈhed-ˌpēs\

Definition of headpiece

  1. 1a :  a protective or defensive covering for the headb :  an ornamental, ceremonial, or traditional covering for the head

  2. 2 :  brains, intelligence

  3. 3 :  an ornament especially at the beginning of a chapter

Examples of headpiece in a sentence

  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

1530

First Known Use of headpiece

1530


HEADPIECE Defined for English Language Learners

headpiece

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noun head·piece \ˈhed-ˌpēs\

Definition of headpiece for English Language Learners

  • : a usually decorative covering for the head



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