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[hed-rest] /ˈhɛdˌrɛst/
a rest or support of any kind for the head.
Also called head restraint. a padded part at the top of the back of a seat, especially in an automobile, to protect one's head against whiplash in a collision.
Origin of headrest
1850-55; head + rest1 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for headrest
  • Each canvas chair comes in the team's primary color and the headrest is in the teams secondary color.
  • Keep your feet on the floor, face forward with your head back against the headrest and stay fully seated.
  • The headrest, shoulder height and buckle adjust in one motion.
  • Make sure that the headrest is positioned properly for your height.
  • The seat includes tiny speakers in the headrest for surround sound and a suspension system that mellows out the bumps in the road.
  • When adjusting your headrest, you may want to ask a friend to help you grasp the headrest and pull it up.
British Dictionary definitions for headrest


a support for the head, as on a dentist's chair or car seat
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