Definition of headroom in US English:

headroom

noun

  • 1The space above a driver's or passenger's head in a vehicle.

    • ‘The cabin is spacious, with lots of headroom and leg room in the back is generous.’
    • ‘An infinitely-adjustable steering wheel, ample headroom and a backseat designed for adults will put this bread-and-butter sedan at the top of many shopping lists’
    • ‘For average-sized adults, there is plenty of front legroom and headroom, and a decent amount of space in the back.’
    • ‘The priority was to give the passengers and driver a superb cabin environment, with more headroom and greater comfort.’
    • ‘The driver is well positioned but tall people may find that there is not enough headroom when a sun roof is present.’
    • ‘Access was via a ramp at the rear, with a removable roof to provide headroom.’
    • ‘Of course, as the Mustang is a fastback, the headroom in the rear isn't nearly what it is in the front: architecture has consequences.’
    • ‘The three attic bedrooms, as they were described, were noted as having limited headroom because of internal roof beams at a height of about 5 feet.’
    • ‘Tall drivers may find comfort curtailed as it offers less headroom than its main rivals.’
    • ‘But tall people also like 4x4s because of the headroom and the potential to drive through ditches.’
    • ‘With its five door layout and high roofline, the YRV is easy to enter, front and rear and rear seat passengers have better headroom than in some more conventional designs.’
    • ‘Legroom, headroom and shoulder-room have all been improved as a result of increasing the width of the cab and its overall height.’
    • ‘That means it has more legroom and headroom, as well as more cargo and storage space than its competitors.’
    • ‘During the summer he takes visitors up the tower's 134 spiral stone steps, but the staircase narrows and the headroom reduces as it ascends and people have to stoop for the final few yards.’
    • ‘And the straight run of the roof even gave me more headroom than I sometimes get in a D-segment saloon.’
    • ‘The tall roof also provides headroom above and beyond the call of duty.’
    • ‘This small car has plenty of back seat space and even more headroom.’
    • ‘There is ample leg room for rear seat passengers, but only the small will have sufficient headroom because of the swooping design.’
    • ‘Rear passengers in particular will appreciate the leg and headroom, while the boot is best described as cavernous.’
    • ‘The Liana may also be a bigger hit with passengers, especially adults who appreciate extra headroom.’
    • ‘There is excellent headroom and front and rear elbow room, making it one of the most spacious in its class.’
    • ‘I took the upper bunk where the headroom wasn't as bad as I thought as there was room to change clothes and turn.’
    • ‘The roof height is common to both models, but the hatchback's roof is longer and it provides more headroom for those sitting in the back.’
    • ‘This is due mainly to the curving roof, which supplies ample headroom, but even legroom is OK.’
    • ‘Limited headroom, however, means rear passengers need to be more flexible and on the small side.’
    • ‘The front seats are most supportive, if a trifle hard in typical German fashion and rear seat passengers have lots of leg and headroom, while the boot is simply vast and has a powerclose lid.’
    • ‘There is plenty of head and leg room for front passengers, but that domed roof means restricted headroom for taller adults in the back.’
    • ‘The new fully convex shell shape gives passengers a full inch more headroom, and slightly more cabin width.’
    • ‘The lower deck was built upon the horizontal timbers which supported the top of the inside planks, and this unfortunately limited the headroom available for those who had to live there to about 1.3 metres.’
    • ‘Rear seat passengers will be a little tight on headroom and those in front will need to compromise their seat adjustment but, that said, there is ample room for two adults in the back.’
    • ‘There is ample space, although a bit more headroom for rear passengers would be nice.’
    • ‘No problem whatsoever with headroom or legroom, front or back for the full occupancy complement of five.’
    • ‘The larger rear door openings, 4.5 inches added knee room and ample headroom provide a substantial feeling of spaciousness in the rear cabin.’
    • ‘The old wooden ceiling has been removed to give us more headroom, the bathrooms are brand new, and we've also done a lot of work to the adjoining restaurant.’
    • ‘While it's still a tight squeeze in the third row, raising the roof gives passengers more headroom, so the back of the Commander feels spacious.’
    • ‘With the top up, the inside is light and airy but the headroom is limited.’
    • ‘There will be a new dashboard and centre console with new instrument layout and seating, with above average headroom, elbow room and rear passenger legroom due to its 2.46 metre long wheelbase.’
    • ‘In fact, it's larger in all respects but one: Audi solemnly report that the headroom in the rear seats of the new A3 is less than it was in the old model - by a full one millimetre.’
    • ‘The sloping roof, however, could cut down on headroom for the tallest in the family.’
    • ‘Front headroom is particularly good, but the swooping design cuts rear headroom a bit and the driver will find it difficult to judge where the bonnet ends until familiarity sets in.’
    room, expanse, extent, capacity, area, volume, spaciousness, scope, latitude, expansion, margin, leeway, play, clearance
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    1. 1.1 The space or clearance between the top of a vehicle and the underside of a bridge or other structure above it.
      • ‘There is plenty of head and leg room for front passengers, but that domed roof means restricted headroom for taller adults in the back.’
      • ‘Legroom, headroom and shoulder-room have all been improved as a result of increasing the width of the cab and its overall height.’
      • ‘The cabin is spacious, with lots of headroom and leg room in the back is generous.’
      • ‘For average-sized adults, there is plenty of front legroom and headroom, and a decent amount of space in the back.’
      • ‘There is excellent headroom and front and rear elbow room, making it one of the most spacious in its class.’
      • ‘The lower deck was built upon the horizontal timbers which supported the top of the inside planks, and this unfortunately limited the headroom available for those who had to live there to about 1.3 metres.’
      • ‘No problem whatsoever with headroom or legroom, front or back for the full occupancy complement of five.’
      • ‘The old wooden ceiling has been removed to give us more headroom, the bathrooms are brand new, and we've also done a lot of work to the adjoining restaurant.’
      • ‘The larger rear door openings, 4.5 inches added knee room and ample headroom provide a substantial feeling of spaciousness in the rear cabin.’
      • ‘The driver is well positioned but tall people may find that there is not enough headroom when a sun roof is present.’
      • ‘That means it has more legroom and headroom, as well as more cargo and storage space than its competitors.’
      • ‘Access was via a ramp at the rear, with a removable roof to provide headroom.’
      • ‘The three attic bedrooms, as they were described, were noted as having limited headroom because of internal roof beams at a height of about 5 feet.’
      • ‘The roof height is common to both models, but the hatchback's roof is longer and it provides more headroom for those sitting in the back.’
      • ‘And the straight run of the roof even gave me more headroom than I sometimes get in a D-segment saloon.’
      • ‘The tall roof also provides headroom above and beyond the call of duty.’
      • ‘There will be a new dashboard and centre console with new instrument layout and seating, with above average headroom, elbow room and rear passenger legroom due to its 2.46 metre long wheelbase.’
      • ‘This is due mainly to the curving roof, which supplies ample headroom, but even legroom is OK.’
      • ‘The sloping roof, however, could cut down on headroom for the tallest in the family.’
      • ‘During the summer he takes visitors up the tower's 134 spiral stone steps, but the staircase narrows and the headroom reduces as it ascends and people have to stoop for the final few yards.’

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