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Definition of "headgear" []

  • A covering, such as a hat or helmet, for the head. (noun)
  • The part of a harness that fits about a horse's head. (noun)
  • The rigging for hauling or lifting located at the head of a mine shaft. (noun)
  • Nautical The rigging on the forward sails of a craft. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "headgear" in a sentence
  • "My gang wears Olive Drab and our headgear is forest green, and it is the most-elite, most-dangerous, highest-trained, baddest gang in the history of the world, and you try to claim you are one of us when you have not earned the right?"
  • "In almost every other part of the Muslim world, controversy over female headgear is growing."
  • "Oh, screw it; I would care for them as I do my headgear, which is in mint condition after six months of daily use."