crests between the dimples very high, sulcated, on the free edge serrate with short very numerous, simple by-spines.
The waves were not so savage; their crests were not breaking.
The heavy tread of the elephant was like clouds brushing the crests of the forest.
The two continued their way along the crests of a chain of lofty hills.
They came—the last stopping the boat—throwing it aloft—letting it drop—and crests of angry waves curled over the side.
crests are not borne by ladies, a reigning Sovereign only excepted.
The crests for the depressores are sharp and very prominent.
Their hair was trimmed in the fashion of the crests of the ancient helmets.
The crests of these again brightened suddenly into green as the almost woodland colours of Bayswater rose behind them.
The crests of the hills are clothed with forests of pine and rich pastures.
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.