head restraint


Definition of head restraint

: a resilient pad at the top of the back of an automobile seat especially for preventing whiplash

Examples of head restraint in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Vehicle safety tests evaluate protection on the driver side and passenger side, roof strength and head restraint. Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press, 15 Dec. 2021 To qualify for the former designation in 2018, a model needed to earn good ratings in the Institute’s driver-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests. Jim Gorzelany, Forbes, 2 Mar. 2021 Active front head restraints move up and slightly forward during a rear-end collision to reduce the risk of whiplash. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 11 Apr. 2020 The red Corvette convertible comes with a matching red interior, tinted glass, AM/FM radio, posi-traction, head restraints, audio alarm system, full transistor ignition, auxiliary black vinyl hardtop and luggage rack. Lorraine Longhi, azcentral, 16 Jan. 2020 Using a makeshift metal head restraint built by prison craftsmen, the DOC implanted electrodes in the brains of three prisoners, destroying their amygdalae. Tim Requarth, Longreads, 22 Oct. 2019 The center seat has a head restraint that can be lowered when not needed. Mark Maynard, sandiegouniontribune.com, 13 July 2018 The transmission tunnel is not overly tall or wide but the center seat has no head restraint, making it a better (safer) two-seat bench. Mark Maynard, sandiegouniontribune.com, 23 Mar. 2018 The driver controls upper and lower seat back regions, four-direction head restraints, a thigh extender for extra support on long drives and other details. Brian Sodoma, azcentral, 16 Mar. 2018 See More

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First Known Use of head restraint

1947, in the meaning defined above

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“Head restraint.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/head%20restraint. Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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