headdress vs headgear what difference

what is difference between headdress and headgear

English

Alternative forms

  • head-dress
  • head dress

Etymology

head +‎ dress

Noun

headdress (plural headdresses)

  1. A decorative covering or ornament worn on the head.
  2. A hairdo.

Synonyms

  • (an covering or ornament worn on the head): headgear

Translations



English

Etymology

head +‎ gear

Noun

headgear (countable and uncountable, plural headgears)

  1. (uncountable) Anything worn on the head, such as a hat, hood, helmet, etc.
  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.

Synonyms

  • (clothing): headdress, headwear; see also Thesaurus:headwear
  • (harness on a horse’s head): bridle

Translations

Anagrams

  • Heegaard, gear head, gearhead

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