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.

 

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