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English definition of “crest”


noun [C] (TOP)    /krest/
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
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