What does the word pate mean?

Usage examples for pate

  1. " I will mend," quoth the duke, " when thou shalt comb back thy hair to thy pate." – A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times Volume I. of VI. by Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
  2. When he was sinking, I reached through the water to his shock pate, and drew him up so that we got him in again. – Stories of Authors, British and American by Edwin Watts Chubb