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bucket seat

an individual seat with a rounded or contoured back, as in some automobiles and airplanes, often made to fold forward.
Also called bucket.
Origin of bucket seat
1905-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • She raised the cushion of the front "bucket seat," and dived beneath it with one hand.

  • Deston leaned back in his bucket seat and lighted a cigarette.

    Subspace Survivors E. E. Smith
  • He was bent over the third and last crewman, who had been strapped in a bucket seat immediately behind the pilot.

    First on the Moon Jeff Sutton
  • Then at the other, slenderer man who was rising to his feet from the pilot's bucket seat.

    The Galaxy Primes Edward Elmer Smith
  • He slid into the bucket seat before the great master console.

    Breaking Point James E. Gunn
  • He had turned partially upon his side and rested his head upon his arm thrown over the back of the bucket seat.

    The Auto Boys' Quest James A Braden
  • Tom, in the bucket seat of the jet boat, strained his eyes but was unable to see over the control board.

    Danger in Deep Space Carey Rockwell
  • Nagel's body, scrunched deep into his bucket seat, seemed pitifully thin under the heavy harnessing.

    First on the Moon Jeff Sutton
  • G forces slammed him into the bucket seat and the world went gray as blood drained from his head.

    The Scarlet Lake Mystery Harold Leland Goodwin
  • Carr Parker forgot them entirely when he clambered into the bucket seat beside Mado, who sat at the Nomad's controls.

British Dictionary definitions for bucket seat

bucket seat

a seat in a car, aircraft, etc, having curved sides that partially enclose and support the body
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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