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jump seat

noun
1.
a movable or folding seat, as in a carriage, taxicab, or limousine, used as an extra seat.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65, Americanism
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Examples from the web for jump seat
  • The first lady rode in a jump seat in the back of the vehicle.
  • The plane was totally full but perhaps she should have located a jump seat.
  • Delivery trucks with seating only for the driver or only for the driver plus a folding jump seat.
  • Although newer apparatus are designed with fully enclosed cabs, older apparatus with jump seat riding areas are still in service.
  • Delivery trucks with seating only for the driver, or only for the driver plus a folding jump seat.
British Dictionary definitions for jump seat

jump seat

noun
1.
a folding seat for temporary use, as on the flight deck of some aircraft for an additional crew member
2.
(Brit) a folding seat in a motor vehicle such as in a London taxi
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