head restraint

noun

Definition of head restraint 

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

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The center seat has a head restraint that can be lowered when not needed. Mark Maynard, sandiegouniontribune.com, "2018 Kia Niro PHEV: The future of plug-and-play," 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, "2018 Buick Regal TourX: A welcome wagon," 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, "5 smart features every luxury vehicle should have," 16 Mar. 2018 In addition, video of the crash indicates that the then-30-year-old ragtop was without roll bars, shoulder belts or head restraints. Jonathan Handel, Billboard, "'Kill Bill' Stunt Coordinator Breaks Silence on Uma Thurman Crash," 10 Feb. 2018 All back seat mirrors should be installed correctly, securely attached and mounted to the vehicle head restraint. Jackie Frere, Redbook, "Everyone With a Baby Car Seat Mirror Needs to See This Shocking Video," 1 Feb. 2018

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1947, in the meaning defined above

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