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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Headpiece  \Head"piece`\,  n. 
  1.  Head. 
 
  In  his  headpiece  he  felt  a  sore  pain.  --Spenser. 
 
  2.  A  cap  of  defense;  especially,  an  open  one  as 
  distinguished  from  the  closed  helmet  of  the  Middle  Ages. 
 
  3.  Understanding;  mental  faculty. 
 
  Eumenes  had  the  best  headpiece  of  all  Alexander's 
  captains.  --Prideaux. 
 
  4.  An  engraved  ornament  at  the  head  of  a  chapter,  or  of  a 
  page. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  headpiece 
  n  1:  the  part  of  a  bridle  that  fits  around  a  horse's  head  [syn:  {headstall}] 
  2:  a  protective  helmet  for  the  head 




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