headrest

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

Definition of headrest

1 : a support for the head

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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 Even in coach, Swiss delights with multi-course meals, fine Swiss wines and cheeses, and niceties like amenity kits and adjustable headrests. Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best International Airlines: 2018 Readers' Choice Awards," 9 Oct. 2018 The unit looks like a traditional, free-standing bathtub but is designed to simulate weightlessness with massaging water jets and an adjustable headrest. Alina Dizik, WSJ, "Luxury Homeowners Retreat With Sensory-Deprivation Tanks," 25 July 2018 The Insignia system straps to the headrests of your car and has screens labeled A and B. The A player can run both screens, or each one can play a different disc. Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, "I Figured Out the Best Way to Distract My Kids on a Road Trip: DVDs (Seriously)," 9 Nov. 2018 Inside you’ll find embroidered AEV logos on the floor liners and front headrests. Anthony Alaniz, Popular Mechanics, "The Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison Is a Beefy Factory-Built Off-Road Adventure Truck," 6 Sep. 2018 Their new economy class isn’t too shabby either: every seat comes with an adjustable footrest and headrests, as well as USB ports and outlets. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "This Is the World’s Most Luxurious Airline," 17 July 2018

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First Known Use of headrest

1833, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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headrest

noun

English Language Learners Definition of headrest

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

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