air bag
noun Date: 1969 an automobile safety device consisting of a bag designed to inflate automatically especially in front of an occupant in case of collision

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  • air|bag — «AIR BAG», noun, or air bag, a safety device consisting of a plastic bag that inflates in front of a passenger in an automobile collision to keep him from being thrown forward …   Useful english dictionary

  • air bag — air ,bag noun count a bag in a car that immediately fills with air if the car crashes, to protect the driver and passengers …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • air bag — air′ bag n. aum an inflatable plastic bag mounted in the passenger compartment of a motor vehicle: it cushions the driver and passengers by inflating automatically in the event of a collision • Etymology: 1965–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • air bag — ☆ air bag n. a bag of nylon, plastic, etc. in a passenger restraint system that inflates instantly within an automobile at the impact of a collision, to protect riders from being thrown forward: often written airbag …   English World dictionary

  • air bag — / eəbæg/, it. /air bɛg/ locuz. ingl. (propr. sacchetto d aria ), usata in ital. come s.m. (aut.) [nelle autovetture, palloncino che, in caso di urto, si gonfia in modo da proteggere il guidatore o il passeggero] ▶◀ (non com.) cuscino salvavita …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • air bag — ► NOUN ▪ a safety device in a vehicle, that inflates rapidly when there is a sudden impact, so cushioning the occupant …   English terms dictionary

  • Air bag — A bag that fills with air, designed for frontal impact crashes, the kind of crashes which account for more than half of all passenger vehicle occupant deaths. Air bags are designed to limit head and chest injuries. But they only supplement safety …   Medical dictionary

  • air bag — noun a safety restraint in an automobile; the bag inflates on collision and prevents the driver or passenger from being thrown forward • Hypernyms: ↑bag, ↑restraint, ↑constraint • Part Holonyms: ↑car, ↑auto, ↑automobile, ↑machine, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • air bag — A device which is part of the passive safety system. In the event of an accident, sensors will cause the airbag to be deployed so that your head will be pillowed by the bag instead of hitting the dash. Also see driver air bag passenger side air… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • air bag — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms air bag : singular air bag plural air bags a bag in a car that immediately fills with air if the car crashes, to protect the driver and passengers …   English dictionary

  • air bag — Q: What do you call a blond mother in law? A: An air bag …   English expressions

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