from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Something in a central position, especially a decorative object or arrangement placed at the center of a table.
- n. The central or most important feature: "Now comes decontrol, the centerpiece of [the President's] energy program” ( Tom Alexander).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Alternative spelling of centrepiece.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An ornament to be placed in the center, as of a table, ceiling, atc.; a central article or figure.
- n. the central or most important feature of an activity, plan, or object.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An ornament intended to be placed in the middle or center of something, as of a table, ceiling, or mantelshelf, or between other ornaments.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. something placed at the center of something else (as on a table)
- n. the central or most important feature
center + piece (Wiktionary)