headgear: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (hed'gēr"), [key]
— n.
  1. any covering for the head, esp. a hat, cap, bonnet, etc.
  2. a protective covering for the head, as a steel helmet or football helmet.
  3. the parts of a harness about the animal's head.
  4. a device worn on the head and attached by wires and elastic bands to braces in the mouth, used to create backward tension in the process of repositioning protruding teeth.
  5. a headframe and its machinery.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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