lap belt
noun Date: 1952 a seat belt that fastens across the lap

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • lap belt — lap′ belt n. aum (in a motor vehicle) a seat belt fastening across the lap of a driver or a passenger • Etymology: 1950–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • lap belt — noun : a seat belt that fastens across the lap * * * (in a motor vehicle) a seat belt secured to the framework of a seat and fastening across the lap of a driver or a passenger. [1950 55] * * * lap belt noun A form of vehicle seat belt that… …   Useful english dictionary

  • lap belt — A 2 point belt pulled across the hips, or lap belt portion of a combined lap/shoulder belt; mostly only on the rear center seat, on some models on all rear seats. See submarining …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • lap belt — noun A seat belt in vehicles that holds only near the lap; not like a sash belt which holds from waist across the body above the shoulder …   Wiktionary

  • lap belt — A safety belt that fastens across the lap. Also called a seat belt …   Aviation dictionary

  • lap belt — (in a motor vehicle) a seat belt secured to the framework of a seat and fastening across the lap of a driver or a passenger. [1950 55] * * * …   Universalium

  • lap belt — noun (C) a type of safety belt that fits across your waist when you are sitting in the back of a car …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Belt, seat — A belt used to hold an individual in their seat. Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death for teenagers in the United States. Over 70% of those killed were not wearing seat belts. Seat belts can help reduce death and injury by up to …   Medical dictionary

  • belt — [1] A reinforcing band, normally textile, fiberglass, or steel, which runs around the circumference of a tire and strengthens the tread area. Also see cog belt [2] A circular band which is used to transfer power from one component to another. For …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • lap sash seatbelt — noun A type of seatbelt which goes across the pelvis and then up and diagonally across the body. This is the conventional type found in most cars today. See Also: lap belt …   Wiktionary

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