His black hair sweeps back from the crest of his high forehead and laps at the nape of his neck; his lips are pursed.
The river may crest to record heights on Monday evening, half a day sooner than expected—but the mayor says the city is prepared.
So busy we didn't notice that the crest of that lovely hill we were climbing was actually a cliff.
early 14c., from Old French creste "tuft, comb" (Modern French crête), from Latin crista "tuft, plume," perhaps related to word for "hair" (e.g. crinis), but it also was used for crest of a cock or a helmet. Replaced Old English hris.
late 14c., "provide with a crest," from Old French crester, from creste (see crest (n.)). Meaning "to come over the top of" is from 1832. Related: Crested; cresting.
A projection or ridge, especially of bone; cresta.