An example of crest is water reaching its highest level in a stream.
An example of crest is the comb on a rooster's head.
An example of crest is Mount Lyell in Yosemite.
An example of crest is feathers in the top of a medieval helmet.
The flooding river crested at 30 feet.
The crest of a wave, a mountain crest.
Crested the ridge.
Waves cresting over the seawall.
The swollen river crested at 9:15.
Origin of crest
- Middle English creste from Old French from Latin crista sker-2 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition