seat belt

noun
a belt or strap in an automobile, airplane, etc., fastened around or sometimes diagonally across the midsection to keep the person safely secured, as during a sudden stop.
Also, seatbelt.
Also called safety belt.
Compare lap belt.


Origin:
1945–50

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To Seat belt
Collins
World English Dictionary
seat belt
 
n
1.  Also called: safety belt a belt or strap worn in a vehicle to restrain forward motion in the event of a collision
2.  a similar belt or strap worn in an aircraft at takeoff and landing and in rough weather

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Example sentences
But when the dogs get into cars, there's not a seat belt in sight.
She undid her seat belt, crawled over her seat, and stretched out to reach it.
The pilot only ever turns the fasten seat belt sign off to prevent a mutiny.
There are times when wearing a seat belt will get you killed.
Images for Seat belt
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature