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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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A few of the dry pigment anthropomorphs have heads haloed with rayed head-dresses which also seem to reference those depicted on the wet pigment Wanjinas in this region.
More than 1,000 pairs of shoes, 500 shirts, 300 hats, Egyptian head-dresses, military uniforms, cloaks, clerical outfits, jewellery and chain-mail, were up for grabs.
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Mr Curtis's coffin had been carried to the church in a glass carriage drawn by two black horses with plumed head-dresses.
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Youngsters used paper, glue, straws and paint to create colourful flower head-dresses and mobiles.
Native Indian head-dresses and peace pipes line the walls, along with Civil War memorabilia.
Many interactive, fun, noisy and colourful activities will be going on with opportunities to make music, costumes, and head-dresses from many different cultures.
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A series of workshops, run by professional designers, has been running for three weeks, during which hundreds of props, costumes and head-dresses have been made in readiness for the big day.
He said: "People are going to be wearing things on their heads, whether it's head-dresses or hats.