widow's peak
noun Date: circa 1849 a point formed by the hairline in front

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • widow's peak — ► NOUN ▪ a V shaped growth of hair towards the centre of the forehead …   English terms dictionary

  • widow's peak — n. a point formed by hair growing down in the middle of a forehead: formerly supposed to foretell early widowhood …   English World dictionary

  • Widow's peak — Spitzer Haaransatz bei einem 17jährigen Mädchen Spitzer Haaransatz beim Mann …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Widow's peak — A widow s peak (widow s brow) is a descending V shaped point in the middle of the hairline (above the forehead). The trait is inherited genetically and is dominant. A dominant trait is the observed trait. [cite book|last=Campbell|first=Neil|… …   Wikipedia

  • widow's peak — noun a V shaped point in the hairline in the middle of the forehead • Hypernyms: ↑point, ↑tip, ↑peak • Part Holonyms: ↑hairline * * * ˌwidow s ˈpeak 7 [widow s peak widow s peaks] …   Useful english dictionary

  • widow's peak —    A V shaped point formed by the hair in the centre of the forehead is called a widow s peak.    (was believed to be a sign of early widowhood) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • widow's peak — wid′ow s peak n. a point formed in the hairline in the middle of the forehead • Etymology: 1840–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • widow's peak — a point formed in the hairline in the middle of the forehead. [1840 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • widow's peak — noun A descending V shaped point in the hairline in the middle of the forehead …   Wiktionary

  • widow's peak — A sharp point of hair growth in the midline of the anterior scalp margin, usually resulting from recession of hair of the temple areas, or occurring as a congenital configuration of scalp …   Medical dictionary

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