Headgear



[hed-geer] /ˈhɛdˌgɪər/

noun
1.
any covering for the , especially a hat, cap, bonnet, etc.
2.
a protective covering for the , as a steel helmet or football helmet.
3.
the parts of a harness about the animal’s .
4.
Orthodontics Informal. a device worn on the 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.
Mining. a headframe and its machinery.
/ˈhɛdˌɡɪə/
noun
1.
any head covering, esp a hat
2.
any part of a horse’s harness that is worn on the head
3.
the hoisting mechanism at the pithead of a mine

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