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headrest

Syllabification: head·rest
Pronunciation: /ˈhedˌrest
 
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Definition of headrest in English:

noun

A padded part extending from or fixed to the back of a seat or chair, designed to support the head.
Example sentences
  • The vehicle also has a breakaway pedal assembly and the seats and headrests are designed to lessen the chances of whiplash injury.
  • These curvy white babies are rounded and pod-like, with padded red handles, blue headrests and orange seats.
  • It works as a proper estate, with rear seats whose headrests retract, whose cushions flip forward and whose backrests fold down in one continuous, interconnected movement.

Words that rhyme with headrest

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