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

Definition of headrest

1 : a support for the head

Examples of headrest in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Inside is a layered, padded backrest and headrest and a removable foot bag that makes cleanup simple and easy. The Editors, Field & Stream, "The Best Cabela’s Cyber Monday Deals: Early Bargains Before the Holiday," 16 Nov. 2020 The curved backrest hugs the contours of your spine, keeping your head upright without a headrest. Julian Chokkattu, Wired, "3 Great Gaming Chairs for Any Budget," 20 Oct. 2020 If the birds are landing out in the field and not along the edges, just lay on the ground, coverup with a ghillie blanket, and use your blind bag as a headrest. Joe Genzel, Outdoor Life, "5 Tips for Hunting Early-Season Resident Canada Geese," 11 Aug. 2020 Ideal for children up to 32 pounds and 32 inches in height, the PIPA Lite LX features an ergonomic handle, a padded headrest, an ultraviolet protection factor (UPF) canopy and a shock-absorbing frame for extra peace of mind. Shayna Murphy, USA TODAY, "Parents are going nuts for these Nuna car seats—and they're on sale," 10 Aug. 2020 The island-life branding continues with marlins sewn into the headrests of the driver and passenger seats. Roberto Baldwin, Car and Driver, "Airstream’s Tommy Bahama Coach Makes Mercedes Sprinter into a Beach Machine," 24 May 2020 Not only are both the seat and headrest padded for maximum comfort, this cozy seat, which has a collective 4.6-star rating on Kohl’s, reclines back in three different resting positions with adjustable armrests to boot. Nicole Briese, USA TODAY, "The Kohl's Memorial Day sale has arrived—these are the best deals," 22 May 2020 After each flight, meal trays and television screens are disinfected, while headsets, headrest covers, pillow covers and blankets are all changed, the company said. Angus Whitley, Bloomberg.com, "Airlines Send in World’s Strongest Disinfectants to Fight Virus," 10 May 2020 The trooper could not see a head above the seat’s headrest, and thought the driver might have been impaired. Michael Levenson, New York Times, "No Charges for Parents of 5-Year-Old Who Took to the Highway in an S.U.V.," 8 May 2020

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First Known Use of headrest

1833, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Headrest.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/headrest. Accessed 10 May. 2021.

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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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