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centerpiece (n.)

also center-piece, "ornament intended to be placed in the middle of something," 1800, from center (n.) + piece (n.1). Figurative sense is recorded from 1937.

updated on June 04, 2020

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Definitions of centerpiece from WordNet

centerpiece (n.)
the central or most important feature;
education was the centerpiece of the Democratic Party's political platform
Synonyms: centrepiece
centerpiece (n.)
something placed at the center of something else (as on a table);
Synonyms: centrepiece
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