head·​rest | \ ˈhed-ˌrest How to pronounce headrest (audio) \

Definition of headrest

1 : a support for the head

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Every morning when the prosecutor arrived at the courthouse, Brosnahan’s car was already there, her bathing suit hanging to dry on the headrest. Megan Cassidy, SFChronicle.com, "Alameda County judge celebrates 40 years on bench, beating the odds with RBG," 5 July 2019 There will be no guessing who dad wants to win when he is posted up in front of the TV in this plush recliner that features a team logo on the headrest, and name on the footrest. NBC News, "18 Father's Day gifts for every type of dad (and every budget)," 12 June 2019 On the inside there will be faster Wi-Fi, USB charging in each seat, reading lights and winged headrests — so no one can fall asleep on your shoulder. CBS News, "Inside Amtrak's next-generation Acela train: "Wi-Fi, craft beers and reliable schedules"," 11 June 2019 Range Rover says there are other personalization options, such as the customer's initials being stitched onto the headrests. Daniel Golson, Car and Driver, "The Range Rover Astronaut Edition Is Only for Virgin Galactic's Commercial Astronauts," 9 May 2019 The same graphic is embossed on the rear armrest, while the headrests have SpaceShipTwo's outline stitched into them. Daniel Golson, Car and Driver, "The Range Rover Astronaut Edition Is Only for Virgin Galactic's Commercial Astronauts," 9 May 2019 There, the window can be used as a headrest, and there's more leg room for parents. Alyssa Fiorentino, House Beautiful, "How To Survive a Long-Haul Flight With Kids, According to An Emirates Flight Attendant," 29 Apr. 2019 The Ashanti is a reinterpretation of a traditional Ghanaian stool, while the Boratii was inspired by the wooden headrest found in the Oromia region of Ethiopia. Charles Curkin, ELLE Decor, "The Africa-Inspired Furniture Designs of Jomo Tariku Are Just Gorgeous," 1 Apr. 2019 These machines can help clean up dingy arms and headrests on your furniture, not to mention spots on carpets, rugs, and car interiors. Carolyn Forte, Good Housekeeping, "How to Clean a Couch Like a Pro," 29 Mar. 2019

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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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