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crest / krest/ • n. 1. a comb or tuft of feathers, fur, or skin on the head of a bird or other animal. ∎  a thing resembling such a tuft, esp. a plume of feathers on a helmet. 2. the top of something, esp. a mountain or hill. ∎  the curling foamy top of a wave. ∎  Anat. a ridge along the surface of a bone. ∎  the upper line of the neck of a horse or other mammal. 3. Heraldry a distinctive device borne above the shield of a coat of arms, or separately reproduced, for example on writing paper or silverware, to represent a family or corporate body. • v. [tr.] reach the top of (something such as a hill or wave). ∎  [intr.] (of a river) rise to its highest level. ∎  [intr.] (of a wave) form a curling foamy top. ∎  (be crested) have attached or affixed at the top: his helmet was crested with a fan of spikes. DERIVATIVES: crest·less adj.

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crest

crest, in feudal livery, an ornament of the headpiece that afforded protection against a blow. The term is incorrectly used to mean family coat of arms. Crests were widely used in the 13th cent. by feudal chiefs, as they had been by ancient Greek warriors and the Roman centurions. The earlier forms were usually of stuffed leather, gilded, silvered, or painted; later they were of wood or metal. The crest came to be used in heraldry, first only by persons of high rank, then by all those entitled to a coat of arms. It surmounts the escutcheon; its colors are those of the coat of arms. The dragon, wivern, and plume of feathers are common crests. The lion, used by Edward III of England, remains the crest of the English sovereigns. See also blazonry.

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crest

crest tuft or plume of feathers; top, ridge XIV; ridge of an animal's neck XVI. — OF. creste (mod. crête) :- L. crista tuft, plume.

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crest

crest (krest) n. a ridge or linear protuberance, particularly on a bone.

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crest

crest See CRESTAL PLANE.

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crest

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CREST

CREST (krɛst) Med. calcinosis, Raynaud's phenomenon, (o)esophageal malfunction, sclerodactyly, telangiectasia (in CREST syndrome)

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