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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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See the complete Headwear Hall of Fame here: http://theheadwearassociation.
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Poling said Pacific Headwear will use the county money to make "tenant improvements" at its new selected site, which has been vacant for several years.
In the forth volume, readers will find themselves in the Modern World, focusing on clothing, headwear, body decorations, and footwear from the years 1900-1945.
Emma Yeo's headwear won the Ascot Queen's Hat award at Royal Ascot in 2010 and she has exhibited her work in Selfridges alongside high-profile designers Philip Treacy and Alexander McQueen.
18 July 2011 - Swedish retailer New Wave Group AB (STO: NEWA B) has agreed to acquire the business and assets of US-based headwear company Ahead for USD17.
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The County Durham-based milliner, who sells all over the North East and UK through her website, has a unique collection of hats, fascinators and headwear for every occasion.
MARCH 8, 1981: Children of Tividale Junior School, Dudley Road West and Uplands Infants School, Smethwick, admire one girl's headwear during an Easter bonnet parade.
Sharon Bainbridge, who has taught millinery in Huddersfield for many years, has several examples of her high-fashion headwear at the Hat Works Museum, in Stockport.
Isabella loved headwear and regularly attended Gloucester Cathedral wearing different hats.
Sam Ingram, aged 33, who runs the pub, fears the headwear could prevent staff from identifying brawling Santas because their faces could be partially hidden by their hat.