Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A headdress.
  • n. The manner of dressing the head, as at a particular time and place.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A headdress.
  • n. The manner of dressing the head, as at a particular time and place.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Dress or attire for the head.

Etymologies

head +‎ tire (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Contrary to her wont, her toilette had been very hastily despatched, and her hair, which was usually dressed by Lady Fleming with great care, escaping from beneath the headtire, which had been hastily adjusted, fell in long and luxuriant tresses of Nature’s own curling, over a neck and bosom which were somewhat less carefully veiled than usual.

    The Abbot

  • She wore an apron of point lace of various patterns; her headtire was highly perfumed, and the collar of white satin beneath the delicately wrought ruff struck me as exceedingly pretty. "

    For Whom Shakespeare Wrote

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