Pronunciation: (hed'pēs"), [key]
1. a piece of armor for the head; helmet.
2. any covering for the head.
3. a headset.
4. the head as the seat of the intellect; judgment.
5. the top piece or part of any of various things.
6. Print.a decorative piece at the head of a page, chapter, etc.
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