Headpiece

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A headpiece is an object worn on the head for decoration or protection.

Headpiece may refer to:

  • A typically thin metallic crown, headband, or tiara worn around the forehead. Commonly worn by ancient rulers, such as Cleopatra, headpieces usually carry some emblem of religious or political significance.
  • A beaded or woven meshwork, often fringed, and worn covering the hair - fascinator.
  • The part of a dance or theatrical costume that is worn on the head.

Alternatively, "headpiece" may be a printer's term for decorative element placed at the top of a page; the "tailpiece" was a similar element placed at the bottom of the page.