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hair·piece

 (hâr′pēs′)
n.
A covering or bunch of human or artificial hair used to conceal baldness or give shape to a coiffure.

hairpiece

(ˈhɛəˌpiːs)
n
1. (Hairdressing & Grooming) a wig or toupee
2. (Hairdressing & Grooming) Also called: postiche a section of extra hair attached to a woman's real hair to give it greater bulk or length

hair•piece

(ˈhɛərˌpis)

n.
a covering of false hair, as a toupee or fall, for concealing baldness or supplementing the existing hair.
[1935–40]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hairpiece - a covering or bunch of human or artificial hair used for disguise or adornmenthairpiece - a covering or bunch of human or artificial hair used for disguise or adornment
Afro-wig - a wig that gives the appearance of an Afro hairdo
attire, garb, dress - clothing of a distinctive style or for a particular occasion; "formal attire"; "battle dress"
switch - hairpiece consisting of a tress of false hair; used by women to give shape to a coiffure
toupe, toupee - a small hairpiece to cover partial baldness
wig - hairpiece covering the head and made of real or synthetic hair

hairpiece

noun wig, toupee, rug (slang), syrup (slang), postiche, switch for years he wore a hairpiece both on and off screen
Translations

hairpiece

[ˈhɛəpiːs] Npostizo m, tupé m; (= false plait) → trenza f postiza

hairpiece

[ˈhɛərpiːs] npostiche m

hairpiece

[ˈhɛəˌpiːs] ntoupet m inv
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There is a claim against the insured alleging that the insured cut the customer's hairpiece while performing a haircut.
Tyra Banks has filed a $10m ([pounds sterling]6m) lawsuit against a number of hairpiece companies claiming that they have used her name to promote their range of wigs.
I did a Desperate Scousewife for the film and I tried to get the rollers in my own hair, but I couldn't, so I had to use a hairpiece instead.
And I would NEVER get it blow-dried in the style of the chestnut-brown hairpiece which got so many people in a lather.
The first step toward making a mass-produced hairpiece look more natural involves preparation.
Mrs Begum, who has suffered from alopecia for ten years, said Kosser was holding a baby when she ripped off her hairpiece during the Bullring clash.
Look two: Centre parted If you've chosen a more '60s feel, opt for a symmetrical hairpiece.
The bald entertainer is selling a hairpiece he used to wear and, with almost four days to go, more than 20 bidders had pushed the price up to more than pounds 100.
A FEW thoughts on Five's Business Inspector - with all her millions, surely Inspector Hilary Devey could afford a better hairpiece.
So he makes himself a fancy hairpiece of bright feathers and finds to his dismay that his friends are amused at his transformation.
But now with a hairpiece, Sam doesnAEt only look the part but feels it too.