- crested dog's-tail,
- crested swift,
- crested tit,
- crested wheatgrass,
- crestone needle,
- crestone peak,
Origin of cresting
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of crest
Examples from the Web for cresting
A globe-shaped ciborium, with cresting and knop of the fourteenth century, is interesting.The Shores of the Adriatic|F. Hamilton Jackson
It is cylindrical in form, divided into three storeys of open tracery, and crowned with a cresting of three-lobed leaves.Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Wells|Percy Dearmer
Cresting a rise about three miles distant I made out a dark mass moving forward along our track, and that at a rapid rate.A Frontier Mystery|Bertram Mitford
The silver mace-heads were mostly plain, with a cresting of leaves or flowers in the 15th and 16th centuries.
The total height of this screen is not less than thirty feet, of which the cresting is about a third.Some Account of Gothic Architecture in Spain|George Edmund Street
Word Origin for crest
Word Origin for CREST
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.