What is headgear?

  • (noun): The hoist at the pithead of a mine.
    See also — Additional definitions below


Headgear, headwear or headdress is the name given to any element of clothing which is worn on one's head.

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Some articles on headgear:

Scrum Cap - Construction
... The headgear is strictly defined by Regulation 12 of the IRB as being made of soft, thin materials. 12 also gives details regarding the testing standards for this headgear ... All headgear to be worn in rugby union must carry an IRB approval logo ...
Headgear - Beginnings
... The wide floppy brim was tied up with a ribbon, to keep it out of one’s eyes ... Some times when the ribbon was off they would see that the brim stayed curled by itself ...
Association Football Headgear - Headgear Studies
... the British Journal of Sports Medicine found that headgear does not help reduce the impact on the head from ball contact ... Because of this, the aim of wearing headgear turned to mitigating damage from accidental head on head collisions between players on the pitch. 33% reduction of impact force on the head from head to head impacts when headgear is used ...

More definitions of "headgear":

  • (noun): Stable gear consisting of any part of a harness that fits about the horse's head.
  • (noun): Clothing for the head.
    Synonyms: headdress