Definition of headcloth in US English:

headcloth

noun

  • 1A cloth or covering worn on the head; especially a headscarf. Formerly also in plural: †pieces of cloth forming a headdress.

  • 2A piece of cloth placed or hung over the head of a (four-posted) bed, typically attached to the tester or canopy. Now historical.

Origin

Old English. From head + cloth.

Pronunciation

headcloth

/ˈhɛdklɒθ/