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head·gear

(hed'gēr),
A removable extraoral appliance used as a source of traction to apply force to the teeth and jaws.

headgear

(hĕd′gîr′)
n.
An orthodontic brace extending around the head from one side of the mouth to the other, used to reposition the teeth or to restrict the growth of the upper jaw.

headgear

[hed′gēr]
a harnesslike device fitting over the top of the head, back of the head, or both, serving as a source of resistance for extraoral anchorage for an orthodontic appliance. Also called headcap.

headgear

A generic term for a device worn on the head to minimise the effect of external forces.

head·gear

(hed'gēr)
Removable extraoral appliance used to apply force to teeth and jaws.

headgear,

n the apparatus encircling the head or neck and providing attachment for an intraoral appliance in use of extraoral anchorage.
headgear, radiologic,
n a device that is used to protect the head from injury by radiation.
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He said: ``They have ambitions to develop the head wear market in innovative ways and were keen to work with us in improving wearer comfort and reducing costs.
It is proposed to widen the trials from May to two further forces, Thames Valley and Dorset, when a greater number of officers - 100 in each force - will trial the head wear for a period of 12 months.
IT is hard to think of John Wayne without a 10 gallon hat,John McCrirrick without his deerstalker or John Steed of the Avengers without his bowler hat, such is the impact of head wear as part of an image.
The tape features an advanced binder system that reduces tape and head wear and resists retention of airborne particles.
Tenders are invited for Rail Wear Measuring Guage For 52Kg Rail Section For Measuring Head Wear And Wear.
CHASE IS ON: Two runners (yellow shirts) set the pace during the early stages of a girls' race; at Clarke Gardens Pictures: EDDIE BARFORD; INDIAN FILE: Competitors play follow the leader in the testing conditions; HAT'STHE WAY: Some of the boys sport head wear to protect them against the elements in their race
HAT'SFUNNY: Elizabeth Moran,left,and Georgia Welling compare head wear designs at the Prescot parish hall nursery group's Easter bonnet parade; Picture: GEOFF ROBERTS
Tenders are invited for Rail Wear Measuring Guage For 60Kg Rail Section For Measuring Head Wear And Wear.
The House of Fraser offers a wealth of head wear including this beautiful fisherman's hat in a kaleidoscope of colours.
Daniel Tennant, Chloe Tipping and Megan Tennant learnt energetic dance moves while wearing their bright carnival head wear.