a covering or decoration for the head: a tribal headdress of feathers.
a style or manner of arranging the hair.

1695–1705; head + dress

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headdress (ˈhɛdˌdrɛs)
any head covering, esp an ornate one or one denoting a rank or occupation

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Example sentences
Her zealous pursuit of counterfeit medicines nearly earned her a bullet in the
  head, leaving instead a hole in her headdress.
The left hand print was modified into the form of a human head wearing a
  headdress and ear flares.
The carving's focus on the head and the headdress alone is unusual, the
  archaeologists say.
His face and torso were painted in bold patterns, and his headdress made him
  look even more imposing.
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