head·​rest | \ˈhed-ˌrest \

Definition of headrest 

1 : a support for the head

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The screen between the headrests limits wind buffeting, so nearing triple digit speeds is still fun. Robert Duffer, chicagotribune.com, "The devil drives the 2018 Jaguar F-Type SVR," 3 July 2017 There is a narrow window between the two rear headrests to look out over the trunk, not unlike the top half of the split Prius window. Robert Duffer, chicagotribune.com, "Review: 2018 Honda Clarity plug-in hybrid clears the way for electrification," 31 Aug. 2017 Visibility is generally good, although the rear view is somewhat diminished by rear-seat headrests that don’t fold down when not in use. Al Haas, Philly.com, "Nissan's Kicks is a cute, useful hatchback, not a crossover," 5 July 2018 Now, catching up to the modern age, the Sedona ditches the single overhead rear entertainment screen for two 10.1-inch touchscreens, one mounted on the back of each of the front headrests. Tony Markovich, Car and Driver, "2019 Kia Sedona: Still Fetching, Still Offers a Lot," 29 Mar. 2018 From the rear, third-row seats flip down with a latch on the inside of the cargo area without any reaching or folding of headrests. Robert Duffer, chicagotribune.com, "2018 Volkswagen Atlas carries 3-row SUV class on its shoulders," 16 Jan. 2018 The train itself is festooned inside-and-out with images of Hello Kitty and her iconic hair bows, from car exteriors to the windows, headrests and carpets. Eli Meixler, Time, "Here's What It's Like Inside Japan's Hello Kitty-Themed Bullet Train," 27 June 2018 Hello Kitty on the exterior, and inside, there are Hello Kitty rugs, headrests, and windows. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "Japan Takes Transportation to the Next Level With a Hello Kitty Bullet Train," 26 June 2018 Both seats are the same, with large seat-back monitors, headrests that adjust both on the sides and for the neck, and power outlets. Jeremy Dwyer-lindgren, USA TODAY, "TAP Portugal uses 'proving flights' to show off new Airbus A330neo," 24 June 2018

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First Known Use of headrest

1833, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of headrest

: the part of a seat or chair that supports your head

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