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death seat

noun
1.
the passenger seat next to the driver in an automobile, regarded as dangerous in the event of a collision.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45
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British Dictionary definitions for death-seat

death seat

noun
1.
(US & Austral, slang) the seat beside the driver of a vehicle
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