CHEEKPIECE: 1. Part of a horse bridle, a crescent section of brow tine from a deer’s antler, perforated with a central hole or slot for the soft mouthpiece of rope or leather, with perforations above and below for a bifurcate rein. Found in the Early Bronze Age of the Carpathian Basin dating
to the mid 2nd millennium bc. 2. A plate or rod of bone, bronze, leather, or another metal that is attached to the lower rim of a helmet to protect the wearer’s cheeks.