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crest

noun [C] uk   /krest/ us  

crest noun [C] (TOP)

the top or highest part of something such as a wave or a hill: the crest of a hill/waveEdges and extremities of objectsSurfaces of objectsWaves a growth of feathers, fur, or skin along the top of the heads of some animalsThe head and neck of non-human animals a decoration, usually made of feathers or animal hair, on the top of a soldier's hat, especially in the pastThings worn to cover the head, face or neckCeremonial clothes and objects

crest noun [C] (PICTURE)

a formal design that is used by a family, town, organization, etc. as the symbol that represents them: a royal crestSpecific signs and symbolsSigns, signals and symbols

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.Bone structures
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