seat belt

seat belt
noun Date: 1932 an arrangement of straps designed to hold a person steady in a seat (as in an airplane or automobile)

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • seat belt — seat belts also seatbelt N COUNT A seat belt is a strap attached to a seat in a car or an aircraft. You fasten it across your body in order to prevent yourself being thrown out of the seat if there is a sudden movement. The fact I was wearing a… …   English dictionary

  • seat belt — also safety belt AmE n a belt attached to the seat of a car or plane which you fasten around yourself for protection in an accident …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • seat belt — seat ,belt noun count a strong belt in a car or airplane that you fasten around yourself to hold you in your seat: SAFETY BELT …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • seat belt — ► NOUN ▪ a belt used to secure someone in the seat of a motor vehicle or aircraft …   English terms dictionary

  • seat belt — seat′ belt n. aum a configuration of straps designed to keep a vehicle passenger firmly secure • Etymology: 1945–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • seat belt — n. 1. a device consisting of an anchored strap or straps that buckle across the hips to hold a seated passenger safely in place as during a collision 2. such a device combined with a SHOULDER HARNESS, as in an automobile: Also written seatbelt n …   English World dictionary

  • Seat belt — This article is about the safety device. For the band, see The Seatbelts. A 3 point seat belt …   Wikipedia

  • seat belt — noun a safety belt used in a car or plane to hold you in your seat in case of an accident • Syn: ↑seatbelt • Hypernyms: ↑safety belt, ↑life belt, ↑safety harness • Part Holonyms: ↑car seat, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • seat belt — A passive restraint system which encircles the hips to prevent the occupant from being ejected from the vehicle. Often the seat belt is part of the shoulder harness. The use of seat belts is mandatory in every province and state in North America… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • Seat belt — 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

  • seat belt — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms seat belt : singular seat belt plural seat belts a strong belt in a car or plane that you fasten around yourself to hold you in your seat …   English dictionary

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