Part of speech: noun

A comb or tuft on the head of a fowl; a plume, tuft, or the like, on a helmet; the ridge of a wave or of a mountain; the top of anything; head.

Part of speech: noun

A coat of arms.

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Usage examples "crest":

  1. Once he picked these up, and looked at the crest on them. - "Harding's luck", E. [Edith] Nesbit.
  2. When I rose to the surface I saw the boat a few yards from me rising on the crest of a wave. - "The Birthright", Joseph Hocking.
  3. We are on the crest of the wave, and the depression follows quickly. - "A Year in the Fields", John Burroughs.