passive restraint
noun Date: 1970 a restraint (as a self-locking seat belt) that acts automatically to protect an automobile rider during a crash

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  • passive restraint — n. any automatic, built in system for the protection of automotive vehicle passengers during a crash, as a system using air bags …   English World dictionary

  • passive restraint — noun : a restraint (as an air bag or self locking seat belt) that acts automatically to protect an automobile passenger during a crash …   Useful english dictionary

  • passive restraint — a safety device, as an air bag or special seat belt, that is activated automatically to protect an automobile passenger at the moment of impact when a collision occurs. [1965 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • passive restraint — inactive expression of protest, quiet objection …   English contemporary dictionary

  • passive restraint system — See airbag restraint system …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • restraint — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Act of holding back Nouns 1. restraint, inhibition, repression, discipline, control, check, curb, rein; limitation, restriction; prohibition; monopoly. See circumscription, limit, subjection, retention,… …   English dictionary for students

  • restraint — A device used to halt the movement of something. See head restraint child restraint system passive restraint system rear head restraints supplementary inflatable restraint voluntary Export Restraint …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • restraint system — A general term for occupant safety systems such as seat belts, belt tensioners, air bags, child seats, etc. See airbag restraint system child restraint system passive restraint system supplemental restraint system …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • Passive obedience — Obedience O*be di*ence, n. [F. ob[ e]dience, L. obedientia, oboedientia. See {Obedient}, and cf. {Obeisance}.] 1. The act of obeying, or the state of being obedient; compliance with that which is required by authority; subjection to rightful… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • passive trust — Trust Trust, n. [OE. trust, trost, Icel. traust confidence, security; akin to Dan. & Sw. tr[ o]st comfort, consolation, G. trost, Goth. trausti a convention, covenant, and E. true. See {True}, and cf. {Tryst}.] 1. Assured resting of the mind on… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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