Definition of headrest
1 : a support for the head
2 : head restraint
Recent Examples of headrest from the Web
The device would be placed on a headrest — in the front or rear, depending on the age of the child and where their carseat is facing.
Red Bull's Ricciardo took full advantage after race leader Lewis Hamilton was forced to pit because of a faulty headrest and Vettel received a 10-second penalty for driving into his Mercedes rival while behind the safety car.
Most long-haul carriers offer in-flight entertainment, and some even offer back-of-the-headrest entertainment devices in every seat.
The optional 20-way seats, part of the $4100 Executive package, include power-adjustable headrests, power thigh extensions, four-way lumbar, and—what really sets them apart—power shoulder articulation.
Every jolt—fore and aft, or side to side—gets transmitted through the sports seats and bounces the back of your head off the headrest or, worse, pummels your kidneys and lower back with the big side bolsters.
At one point, Woods fell asleep in his seat, head leaning back on the headrest, while officers were talking to him.
Two years ago, the U.S. Marshals Service put the bag up for auction along with a launch key for a Soviet 1980s spacecraft Soyuz T-14 and a headrest for an Apollo command module.
Crews did find the pickup’s headrest, a fishing pole and a mug that Coburn kept in his pickup near Black Canyon Reservoir.
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Definition of headrest for English Language Learners
: the part of a seat or chair that supports your head
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