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.
n 1: the band that is the part of a bridle that fits around a
horse's head [syn: headstall]
2: a protective helmet for the head