Meaning of headrest

head•rest

Pronunciation: (hed'rest"), [key]
— n.
  1. a rest or support of any kind for the head.
  2. Also calleda 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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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