noun head·gear \-ˌgir\

: things (such as hats and helmets) that are worn on your head

Full Definition of HEADGEAR

:  a covering or protective device for the head
:  a harness for a horse's head

Examples of HEADGEAR

  1. The law requires cyclists to wear protective headgear.
  2. Her preferred form of headgear is a big, floppy hat.

First Known Use of HEADGEAR

15th century


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