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crest

noun [C] uk   us   /krest/

crest noun [C] (TOP)

the top or highest part of something such as a wave or a hill: the crest of a hill/wave a growth of feathers, fur, or skin along the top of the heads of some animals a decoration, usually made of feathers or animal hair, on the top of a soldier's hat, especially in the past

crest noun [C] (PICTURE)

a formal design that is used by a family, town, organization, etc. as the symbol that represents them: a royal crest

crest noun [C] (PART OF BODY)

specialized medical a part of the body that sticks out of another body structure, especially bones: Waist circumference was measured midway between the lower rib margin and the iliac crest.
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