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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.
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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.
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headgear

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

(hed'gēr)
Removable extraoral appliance used to apply force to teeth and jaws.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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So we started looking for a producer of headware over there that could produce that style of cap at the price point that we needed to sell it at.
The owners of the factory didn't really want to be in the low price point commodity headware business.
Answer: The majority of all of our stock line of headware comes out of Asia.
The headware business and the baseball cap industry out there is primarily done offshore.
So, we've developed a manufacturing procedure and an assembly process that allows us to make a custom-made cap to order, and there's not very many headware companies in the United States willing to do that.
Anybody can get into the baseball headware cap business.
And, the headware business is really all about design and style and look, and the fashion markets really drive a lot of the buying behavior out there.
That's during the real peak of the headware industry growth, and the licensing business had taken off.
So, the headware business was one that we could develop a quality image in and fill a real need.