cress, crest, cresting
1. A crest is a figure placed on a wreath, coronet, or chapeau, borne above the shield and helmet in a coat of arms.
3. Any plain or ornamental work, often perforated, running continuously in a horizontal direction, as on a canopy, ridge, screen, or wall, although brattishing is preferred for screens.
4. Bed of mortar in which ridge-tiles were set (probably the origin of the word creasing).
5. Cope, called a crest-table in the Middle Ages.
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