Primary Meanings of headgear

clothing for the head
the hoist at the pithead of a mine
Full Definitions of headgear

n clothing for the head

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a tight-fitting headdress
chapeau, hat, lid
headdress that protects the head from bad weather; has shaped crown and usually a brim
a protective headgear made of hard material to resist blows
a headdress that protects the head and face
jeweled headdress, jewelled headdress
a headdress adorned with jewels
an Arab headdress consisting of a square piece of cloth folded into a triangle and fastened over the crown by an agal
miter, mitre
a liturgical headdress worn by bishops on formal occasions
headdress consisting of a decorative ribbon or bow worn in the hair
a traditional Muslim headdress consisting of a long scarf wrapped around the head
headdress of cloth; worn over the head and around the neck and ears by medieval women
balaclava, balaclava helmet
a cap that is close-fitting and woolen and covers all of the head but the face
Balmoral, bluebonnet
a brimless dark blue Scottish cap with a flat top and a plume on one side
baseball cap, golf cap, jockey cap
a cap with a bill
bathing cap, swimming cap
a tight-fitting cap that keeps hair dry while swimming
batting helmet
a helmet worn by the batter in baseball
bearskin, busby, shako
tall hat; worn by some British soldiers on ceremonial occasions
a cap with no brim or bill; made of soft cloth
a child's tight-fitting cap; often ties under the chin
berretta, biretta, birretta
a stiff cap with ridges across the crown; worn by Roman Catholic clergy
Panama, Panama hat, boater, leghorn, sailor, skimmer, straw hat
a stiff hat made of straw with a flat crown
bonnet, poke bonnet
a hat tied under the chin
bowler, bowler hat, derby, derby hat, plug hat
a felt hat that is round and hard with a narrow brim
calash, caleche
a woman's large folded hooped hood; worn in the 18th century
calpac, calpack, kalpac
a high-crowned black cap (usually made of felt or sheepskin) worn by men in Turkey and Iran and the Caucasus
aventail, camail, ventail
a medieval hood of mail suspended from a basinet to protect the head and neck
campaign hat
a broad-brimmed felt hat with a high crown; formerly worn by the United States Army and Marine personnel
cavalier hat, slouch hat
a soft felt hat with a wide flexible brim
cloth cap, flat cap
a flat woolen cap with a stiff peak
cocked hat
hat with opposing brims turned up and caught together to form points
cockscomb, coxcomb
a cap worn by court jesters; adorned with a strip of red
coonskin, coonskin cap
a raccoon cap with the tail hanging down the back
cowboy hat, ten-gallon hat
a hat with a wide brim and a soft crown; worn by American ranch hands
a loose hood or hooded robe (as worn by a monk)
crash helmet
a padded helmet worn by people riding bicycles or motorcycles; protects the head in case of accidents
crown, diadem
an ornamental jeweled headdress signifying sovereignty
a tight-fitting hat with visors front and back; formerly worn by hunters
beaver, dress hat, high hat, opera hat, silk hat, stovepipe, top hat, topper
a man's hat with a tall crown; usually covered with silk or with beaver fur
dunce cap, dunce's cap, fool's cap
a cone-shaped paper hat formerly placed on the head of slow or lazy pupils
Stetson, fedora, felt hat, homburg, trilby
a hat made of felt with a creased crown
fez, tarboosh
a felt cap (usually red) for a man; shaped like a flat-topped cone with a tassel that hangs from the crown
football helmet
a padded helmet with a face mask to protect the head of football players
fur hat
a hat made of fur
garrison cap, overseas cap
a wedge-shaped wool or cotton cap; worn as part of a uniform
a Scottish cap with straight sides and a crease along the top from front to back; worn by Highlanders as part of military dress
hard hat, safety hat, tin hat
a lightweight protective helmet (plastic or metal) worn by construction workers
a protective helmet for the head
a cap that is wrapped around by a turban and worn by Muslim religious elders
kepi, peaked cap, service cap, yachting cap
a cap with a flat circular top and a visor
liberty cap
close-fitting conical cap worn as a symbol of liberty during the French Revolution and in the U.S. before 1800
millinery, woman's hat
hats for women; the wares sold by a milliner
large high frilly cap with a full crown; formerly worn indoors by women
an academic cap with a flat square with a tassel on top
a cloth cap worn in bed
a woman's cap with two long flaps pinned on
sailor cap
a cap worn by sailors
shovel hat
a stiff broad-brimmed hat with the brim turned up at the sides and projecting in front; worn by some clergymen in Britain
shower cap
a tight cap worn to keep hair dry while showering
ski cap, stocking cap, toboggan cap
a close-fitting woolen cap; often has a tapering tail with a tassel
rounded brimless cap fitting the crown of the head
snap-brim hat
a hat with a snap brim
a straw hat with a tall crown and broad brim; worn in American southwest and in Mexico
waterproof hat with wide slanting brim longer in back than in front
space helmet
a helmet worn by astronauts while in outer space
sun hat, sunhat
a hat with a broad brim that protects the face from direct exposure to the sun
tam, tam-o'-shanter, tammy
a woolen cap of Scottish origin
a jeweled headdress worn by women on formal occasions
a hat (Cockney rhyming slang: `tit for tat' rhymes with `hat')
a tall white hat with a pouched crown; worn by chefs
tirolean, tyrolean
soft green felt hat with a feather or brush cockade
watch cap
a knitted dark blue wool cap worn by seamen in cold or stormy weather
wishing cap
a magical cap that secures whatever one wishes for
Type of:
article of clothing, clothing, habiliment, vesture, wear, wearable
a covering designed to be worn on a person's body

n stable gear consisting of any part of a harness that fits about the horse's head

headgear for a horse; includes a headstall and bit and reins to give the rider or driver control
hackamore, halter
rope or canvas headgear for a horse, with a rope for leading
Type of:
saddlery, stable gear, tack
gear for a horse

n the hoist at the pithead of a mine

Type of:
lifting device for raising heavy or cumbersome objects

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