noun Date: 1853 1. a support for the head 2. head restraint

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  • headrest — /hed rest /, n. 1. a rest or support of any kind for the head. 2. Also called head restraint. a padded part at the top of the back of a seat, esp. in an automobile, to protect one s head against whiplash in a collision. [1850 55; HEAD + REST1] *… …   Universalium

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  • headrest — head|rest [ hed,rest ] noun count the top part of a chair or car seat that you lean your head against …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • headrest — n. head support, device which supports the head …   English contemporary dictionary

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