Definition of head-ring in US English:

head-ring

noun

  • Especially in traditional Zulu society: a large ring worn on top of the head as a mark of status by adult men, and traditionally made from fibre, resin, and beeswax, and woven into the hair.

Origin

Late 18th century (in an earlier sense). From head + ring.

Pronunciation

head-ring

/ˈhɛdrɪŋ/