headroom

noun

head·​room ˈhed-ˌrüm How to pronounce headroom (audio)
-ˌru̇m
: 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 There’s plenty of room for people in the first two rows with lots of headroom and legroom. James Raia, The Mercury News, 7 July 2024 Thanks to a rectangular footprint and 40 inches of headroom the Hubba Hubba 2 feels plenty big for two people and even a dog, while two vestibules under the fly are perfect for gear storage. Jakob Schiller, Outside Online, 2 July 2024 Jonathan Gitlin The benefit in terms of rear space is real—there's plenty of headroom in the back, even with the reclining seats in their most upright position. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, 30 June 2024 The fans do give the Surface Laptop that extra headroom that the MacBook Air doesn’t have. Tom Warren, The Verge, 25 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for headroom 

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Word History

First Known Use

1762, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of headroom was in 1762

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“Headroom.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/headroom. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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