head·​rest | \ ˈhed-ˌrest \

Definition of headrest

1 : a support for the head

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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 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

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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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