Nautical. the clear space between two decks.
Also called headway.
clear vertical space, as between the head and sill of a doorway, the ceiling and floor of a room, or the ceiling of a vehicular passageway and a vehicle roof, as to allow passage or comfortable occupancy: over 7.5 feet of headroom in the attic;a covered bridge with limited headroom.
clear vertical space above one’s head, as in a vehicle or room: plenty of headroom for passengers.
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How to use headroom in a sentence
The mixer didn’t color the sound at all and provided more than enough headroom for a strong signal without any added noise.Roland GO:MIXER PRO-X review: A smart solution for smartphone audio streaming | Tony Ware | August 18, 2021 | Popular-Science
The controls themselves include a low-frequency cut to add clarity and headroom to bass-heavy voices, as well as a mid-boost that enhances the most prominent frequencies of the human voice and renders a more polished, production-ready sound.Samson Q9U review: A studio-worthy mobile-friendly mic | Tony Ware | July 20, 2021 | Popular-Science
The headroom is considerable, with ample space above the couches in which to unbuckle and float during the brief weightless portion of the trip.Why Jeff Bezos Should Be Applauded for Going to Space | Jeffrey Kluger | June 7, 2021 | Time
In turn, that would provide the financial headroom to invest even more time and effort into high quality content.Podimo, the podcast and short form audio subscription service, picks up €11.2M in new funding | Steve O'Hear | February 19, 2021 | TechCrunch
Also — importantly — if Measure E passes, it would give the Sports Arena redevelopment a lot more headroom.VOSD Podcast: The Local Ballot Measures, Explained | Nate John | October 16, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
Even given the extraordinary growth off the high base it is putting up, Amazon still has plenty of headroom.Amazon Stock May Be Up, but the Company Still Doesn’t Make Any Money | Daniel Gross | October 25, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
So the Treasury Department did some fancy footwork and found some headroom by halting payments into government pension plans.
In order to get headroom there is 'trunk' 'rise' on the deck, as shown on the cross-section drawing, 18 in.Yachting Vol. 2 | Various.
Plenty of headroom has always been my cry; I believe that where it is attended to there is very rarely an accident.Riding for Ladies | Mrs. Power O'Donoghue
A light airy greenhouse is their proper place, and they must have ample headroom.The Culture of Vegetables and Flowers From Seeds and Roots, 16th Edition | Sutton and Sons
It has more headroom, and therefore easier working facilities.Mushrooms: how to grow them | William Falconer
Moreover, we knew that barges of that size seldom have more headroom.A Floating Home | Cyril Ionides
British Dictionary definitions for headroom
the height of a bridge, room, etc; clearance
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