headgear: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (hed'gēr"), [key]
- any covering for the head, esp. a hat, cap, bonnet, etc.
- a protective covering for the head, as a steel helmet or football helmet.
- the parts of a harness about the animal's head.
- 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.
- a headframe and its machinery.
- headgear (Thesaurus)