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[hed-klawth, -kloth]
noun, plural head·cloths [hed-klawth z, -kloth z, -klawths, -kloths] /ˈhɛdˌklɔðz, -ˌklɒðz, -ˌklɔθs, -ˌklɒθs/.
  1. any cloth for covering the head, as a turban or wimple.
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Origin of headcloth

before 1000; Middle English he(v)ed cloth; Old English hēafod clath; see head, cloth
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Historical Examples of headcloth

  • There was no headcloth covering the fuzzy grey wool that was braided into innumerable plaits.

    Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves

    Work Projects Administration

  • The women wore the chemise-like garment which all Mayan women wear to-day, with the headcloth we have previously described.

    The American Egypt

    Channing Arnold

  • The lady was clothed in a great robe of gold brocade, and her headcloth, of fine cambric, was turned so that her face was hidden.

  • Beside her was a maiden, upon whom was a vest and robe poor and thin, and the veil of her headcloth was old though clean.