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1. A protective covering for the head.
2. A set of headphones; a headset.
3. See headstall.
4. An ornamental design, especially at the top of a page.
5. The seat of intelligence; brains.


1. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) printing a decorative band at the top of a page, chapter, etc
2. (Clothing & Fashion) any covering for the head, esp a helmet
3. archaic the intellect
4. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège) a less common word for crownpiece2



1. a piece of armor for the head; helmet.
2. any covering for the head.
3. a headset.
4. intellect; judgment.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.headpiece - the band that is the part of a bridle that fits around a horse's head
band - a thin flat strip of flexible material that is worn around the body or one of the limbs (especially to decorate the body)
bridle - headgear for a horse; includes a headstall and bit and reins to give the rider or driver control
2.headpiece - a protective helmet for the head
helmet - a protective headgear made of hard material to resist blows
References in classic literature ?
When Sancho heard him call the basin a headpiece he was unable to restrain his laughter, but remembering his master's wrath he checked himself in the midst of it.
He is a decent, intelligent fellow, distinctly a good, reliable type of workman, and with a headpiece of his own.
So stern was the energy of his aspect, that the whole man, visage, frame, and soul, seemed wrought of iron, gifted with life and thought, yet all of one substance with his headpiece and breastplate.
The plumed headpiece broke about the point of the weapon, struck at once by the spear and by the strong hand of Ajax, so that the bloody brain came oozing out through the crest-socket.
Unutterable relief instantly filled them as they fell upon the mystic jewel which sparkled in the centre of my stolen headpiece.
Aylward, with a fishing lass on either arm, was vowing constancy alternately to her on the right and her on the left, while big John towered in the rear with a little chubby maiden enthroned upon his great shoulder, her soft white arm curled round his shining headpiece.
I am afraid I am but a shallow, surface kind of fellow, Jack, and that my headpiece is none of the best.
I heard of 'em from a lady with as good a headpiece as the best, and she knows this young lady, and I know this young lady, and we all three know that it's Money she makes a stand for--money, money, money--and that you and your affections and hearts are a Lie, sir
And God helps us with our headpieces and our hands as well as with our souls; and if a man does bits o' jobs out o' working hours-- builds a oven for 's wife to save her from going to the bakehouse, or scrats at his bit o' garden and makes two potatoes grow istead o' one, he's doin' more good, and he's just as near to God, as if he was running after some preacher and a-praying and a-groaning.
Playful felines can bat, kick and pounce after Thing 1 and Thing 2 toys or model a Grinch Headpiece.
If ladies have an outfit arranged which is not from the store they can bring it in and Laura will happily team it with a headpiece.
Whether you choose to have one specially-made or buy off-the-peg, a statement hat or headpiece is the must-have accessory for Plate Day.