headroom

noun
head·​room | \ ˈhed-ˌrüm How to pronounce headroom (audio) , -ˌru̇m \

Definition of headroom

: vertical space in which to stand, sit, or move

Examples of headroom in a Sentence

He's looking for a car with a lot of headroom.
Recent Examples on the Web Unsurprisingly, the wheelbase stretch also translates to a more welcoming back seat with two full doors, nearly four additional inches of legroom, and a smidge more headroom under the sloping roofline. Mike Sutton, Car and Driver, 23 Nov. 2021 The extra tallness provides a higher driving position and more headroom. James Morris, Forbes, 30 Oct. 2021 The taller Space Bins sit 2 inches lower, reducing some headroom, and pivot up and away from the aisle as they are pushed up into the ceiling. Scott Mccartney, WSJ, 13 Oct. 2021 With sales poised to come in a little over $1.1 billion this year, there’s plenty of headroom for expansion. Trefis Team, Forbes, 8 Nov. 2021 The third row is especially comfortable, even for adults, with supportive bottom cushions and a generous amount of headroom. Joey Capparella, Car and Driver, 21 Oct. 2021 With sales poised to come in a little over $1.1 billion this year, there’s plenty of headroom for expansion. Trefis Team, Forbes, 15 Oct. 2021 Double-check that there will be enough room for everyone to spread out, along with enough headroom to stand upright. Emily Belfiore, Travel + Leisure, 14 Oct. 2021 That contributes to a five-seat crew cab with plenty of headroom and a number of nifty features. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, 5 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of headroom

1762, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of headroom was in 1762

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30 Nov 2021

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“Headroom.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/headroom. Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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headroom

noun

English Language Learners Definition of headroom

: the space between the top of your head and a ceiling or roof when you are standing or sitting

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