- any cloth for covering the head, as a turban or wimple.
Origin of headcloth
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Examples from the Web for 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
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The women wore the chemise-like garment which all Mayan women wear to-day, with the headcloth we have previously described.The American Egypt
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.