headrest headrest  /ˈhɛd ˌrɛst/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a cushion attached to the top of the back of an automobile's seat to prevent whiplash
  2. (n) a rest for the head

Usage(s):

  1. The cleverly designed seats have a headrest that bends to form a kind of a pillow: no embarrassing head drops onto your neighbor's shoulder.
  2. There are two speakers in the headrest and a subwoofer buried in the seat.
  3. Until last Saturday afternoon, when the luggage, a woman's compact, a headrest, began washing up on that shore, turning a wedding day into a wake.

News

  1. Experts: Headrest might have saved Leffler

    Jason Leffler would have had a better chance of surviving his fatal crash in a winged sprint car in New Jersey if he had a full containment headrest similar to what is used in NASCAR, multiple safety experts told ESPN.com.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: ESPN

  2. Experts: HANS might have saved Leffler

    Jason Leffler would have had a better chance of surviving his fatal crash in a winged sprint car in New Jersey if he had a full containment headrest similar to what is used in NASCAR, multiple safety experts told ESPN.com.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: ESPN

Quotes

  1. "The way these bumpers line up [on the Car of Tomorrow], I just put my head up against the headrest and just waited, because it was coming and it was coming hard," Johnson said. "I don't think I would have hit him as hard as many times trying...
    on Apr 1, 2007 By: Jimmie Johnson Source: Richmond Times Dispatch

  2. After he was released from the infield medical center, Kanaan said of the accident: "I rested my head on the headrest and closed my eyes. I knew it was going to be a big one."
    on May 24, 2009 By: Tony Kanaan Source: New York Times

  3. "I had to make two pit stops on the first two laps, so it was all over from there," said Webber. "On the first lap, the headrest came loose in the car, so I had to come in and get that fixed. I went back out, but the same thing happened so I...
    on Oct 4, 2009 By: Mark Webber Source: ITV.com

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