head restraint
noun Date: 1967 a resilient pad at the top of the back of an automobile seat especially for preventing whiplash

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • head restraint — An extension on the upper portion of the seatback. Some are permanently attached and other are adjustable. They are designed to reduce whiplash injuries caused by sudden stopping or collisions. They limit the rearward motion of the head and neck …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • head restraint — noun a cushion attached to the top of the back of an automobile s seat to prevent whiplash • Syn: ↑headrest • Hypernyms: ↑cushion • Part Holonyms: ↑car seat * * * noun : a resilient pad at the top of the back of an automobile seat especially for… …   Useful english dictionary

  • head|rest — «HEHD REHST», noun. 1. something against which to rest the head, such as the attachment on a dentist s or barber s chair. 2. a padded attachment on the back of an automobile seat, to keep the head from snapping backward in a collision; head… …   Useful english dictionary

  • restraint — A device used to halt the movement of something. See head restraint child restraint system passive restraint system rear head restraints supplementary inflatable restraint voluntary Export Restraint …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • head — [1] The upper part of something. [2] A term used to express the increase of energy content in a fluid pumped, expressed in units of energy per unit of mass, usually simply ft (feet). [3] A part of the engine which covers the piston and creates… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • Head — (h[e^]d), n. [OE. hed, heved, heaved, AS. he[ a]fod; akin to D. hoofd, OHG. houbit, G. haupt, Icel. h[ o]fu[eth], Sw. hufvud, Dan. hoved, Goth. haubi[thorn]. The word does not correspond regularly to L. caput head (cf. E. {Chief}, {Cadet},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Head and ears — Head Head (h[e^]d), n. [OE. hed, heved, heaved, AS. he[ a]fod; akin to D. hoofd, OHG. houbit, G. haupt, Icel. h[ o]fu[eth], Sw. hufvud, Dan. hoved, Goth. haubi[thorn]. The word does not correspond regularly to L. caput head (cf. E. {Chief},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Head and shoulders — Head Head (h[e^]d), n. [OE. hed, heved, heaved, AS. he[ a]fod; akin to D. hoofd, OHG. houbit, G. haupt, Icel. h[ o]fu[eth], Sw. hufvud, Dan. hoved, Goth. haubi[thorn]. The word does not correspond regularly to L. caput head (cf. E. {Chief},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Head fast — Head Head (h[e^]d), n. [OE. hed, heved, heaved, AS. he[ a]fod; akin to D. hoofd, OHG. houbit, G. haupt, Icel. h[ o]fu[eth], Sw. hufvud, Dan. hoved, Goth. haubi[thorn]. The word does not correspond regularly to L. caput head (cf. E. {Chief},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Head kidney — Head Head (h[e^]d), n. [OE. hed, heved, heaved, AS. he[ a]fod; akin to D. hoofd, OHG. houbit, G. haupt, Icel. h[ o]fu[eth], Sw. hufvud, Dan. hoved, Goth. haubi[thorn]. The word does not correspond regularly to L. caput head (cf. E. {Chief},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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