headgear

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Various headgear items.

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head +‎ gear

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headgear (plural headgears)

  1. (uncountable) Anything worn on the head, such as a helmet.
  2. The harness that fits on a horse's head.
  3. The lifting gear at the head of a mine or deep well.
  4. (nautical) the rigging on the foresail
  5. (orthodontics) A type of orthodontic appliance attached to dental braces that aids in correcting severe bite problems.

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