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American English: /krɛst/
British English: /krɛst/

Translation of crest in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 (of skin)
    (of feathers) penacho (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • Some males also have elegant ornamentation such as bright throat gorgets, crests and elongated tail feathers.
    • Some species have crests or tufts of feathers on their head.
    • Colourful crests make birds in breeding plumage easy to identify.
    Example sentences
    • Here they no longer need to balance their upper bodies on the horse's crest.
    • The skull of pangolins is smoothly conical, lacking the ridges and crests found on most mammalian crania.
    1.2 (on helmet)
    (of feathers) penacho (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • In the French service they wore helmets with horsehair crests but in Saxony they wore the square-topped national cap of Poland called a czapska.
  • 3 (of wave)
    (of mountain) cima (feminine)
    to be on or ride (on) the crest of a wave
    Example sentences
    • Just as the trek started to take its physical toll, we reached the crest of the hill and the Blue Nile Falls appeared in theatrical splendour.
    • As she reached the crest of the hill she gasped at the sight.
    • As they reached the crest of the hill, they could see the actual site, already cordoned off with yellow tape.
    Example sentences
    • Abruptly she also swerved to the right, dicing the crest of a tidal wave as she did so.
    • Below in the glittering blue Pacific half a dozen dolphins were playing in the surf, skimming in just below the face of the breakers then flipping out over the crest as the wave broke.
    • And he was up against Marcus who was on a crest of a wave.
  • 4 (Anatomy)
    Example sentences
    • The iliac crest bone marrow biopsy is the gold standard for detecting of bone marrow metastases in small cell lung cancer.
    • The standard procedure consists of an iliac crest bone graft.
    • The bone can also be taken from several places, commonest being the iliac crest (pelvic bone).
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