Definition of headroom in English:

headroom

noun

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

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The tall roof also provides headroom above and beyond the call of duty.’
    • ‘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 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.’
    • ‘This is due mainly to the curving roof, which supplies ample headroom, but even legroom is OK.’
    • ‘The cabin is spacious, with lots of headroom and leg room in the back is generous.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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 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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘And the straight run of the roof even gave me more headroom than I sometimes get in a D-segment saloon.’
    • ‘The sloping roof, however, could cut down on headroom for the tallest in the family.’
    • ‘That means it has more legroom and headroom, as well as more cargo and storage space than its competitors.’
    • ‘There is excellent headroom and front and rear elbow room, making it one of the most spacious in its class.’
    • ‘For average-sized adults, there is plenty of front legroom and headroom, and a decent amount of space in the back.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    room, expanse, extent, capacity, area, volume, spaciousness, scope, latitude, expansion, margin, leeway, play, clearance
    1. 1.1The space between the top of a vehicle and the underside of a bridge or other structure above it.
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘The tall roof also provides headroom above and beyond the call of duty.’
      • ‘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 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.’
      • ‘This is due mainly to the curving roof, which supplies ample headroom, but even legroom is OK.’
      • ‘The cabin is spacious, with lots of headroom and leg room in the back is generous.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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 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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘And the straight run of the roof even gave me more headroom than I sometimes get in a D-segment saloon.’
      • ‘The sloping roof, however, could cut down on headroom for the tallest in the family.’
      • ‘That means it has more legroom and headroom, as well as more cargo and storage space than its competitors.’
      • ‘There is excellent headroom and front and rear elbow room, making it one of the most spacious in its class.’
      • ‘For average-sized adults, there is plenty of front legroom and headroom, and a decent amount of space in the back.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’

Pronunciation

headroom

/ˈhɛdruːm/ /ˈhɛdrʊm/