forepiece (plural forepieces)
- The front or forward-facing piece of an object, especially of a cap
- Any introductory or beginning segment of an event or work, such as a play
- 1993, David Pickering, John Morley, Encyclopedia of pantomime:
- Such forepieces included comedies and tragedies and were often intended to provide an element of 'moral improvement' for the often rowdy and ill-educated audiences the pantomime attracted in the late 18th century.