crownpiece

crownpiece

(ˈkraʊnˌpiːs)
n
1. the piece forming or fitting the top of something
2. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège) the strap of a bridle that goes over a horse's head behind the ears

crown•piece

(ˈkraʊnˌpis)

n.
the strap of a bridle that fits across the head of a horse.
[1640–50]
Translations
dessus-de-tête
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Its trendy title and gaudy cover notwithstanding, Lardinois' L'invention de l'Inde is a work of immense erudition guided by a strong sense of purpose, originally submitted in 2007 as the crownpiece for a habilitation at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales under the more descriptive heading "Le champ de production des discours sur l'lnde en France (XlXe-XXe siecles): Genese, structure, enjeux," indicative of a filiation from Pierre Bourdieu, which Lardinois indeed proclaims.