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Crest may refer to:

In science[edit]

  • Crest (feathers), the distinctive head plumage exhibited by birds such as cockatoos
  • Comb (anatomy), or Cock
  • Crest (physics), the section of a wave that rises above an undisturbed position
  • Crest factor, a dimensionless number quantifying the shapes of waves
  • Crest (hydrology), the highest level above a certain point (the datum point, or reference point) that a river will reach in a certain amount of time
  • Sagittal crest, a ridge of bone running lengthwise along the midline of the top of the skull of many primate and other mammalian skulls
  • Cresting (Fasciation), in botany, abnormal growth of a plant

In popular culture[edit]

In commerce[edit]

  • Crest (toothpaste), the brand of toothpaste that has been extended into a dental care brand in Canada, the USA, and the United Kingdom
  • Crest Audio, an American manufacturer of power amplifiers and mixing consoles
  • Crest Animation Productions, an animation studio located in Burbank, California
  • Crest Animation Studios, an animation studio in India
  • CREST, a dematerialised securities depository and settlement service of the United Kingdom and Ireland, operated by Euroclear (UK & Ireland)


Acronyms (CREST)[edit]


  • Crest (heraldry), a component of a heraldic display
  • The point of a horse's neck where the mane grows from
  • At Colleges and Universities in the USA, crests are a kind of logos used to identify Greek Letter Organizations
  • Crest Manufacturing Company, see Crestmobile