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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 of jump seat
1860-1865
1860-65, Americanism
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  • Ross, growling low in his throat, turned suddenly in his jump seat and grabbed Crowley by the coat front.

    The Common Man Guy McCord (AKA Dallas McCord Reynolds)
  • He took his seat at the controls and indicated the jump seat next to him.

    Code Three Rick Raphael
  • Were your knees higher on the jump seat than they would be on a normal chair such as you are sitting on?

    Warren Commission (4 of 26): Hearings Vol. IV (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
  • I sat in the jump seat on the right side of the car and Kenneth O'Donnell sat in the jump seat on the left side of the car.

    Warren Commission (7 of 26): Hearings Vol. VII (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
  • The jump seat of the Secret Service car is a little closer to the right door.

    Warren Commission (5 of 26): Hearings Vol. V (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
  • And what is the relative position of the jump seat to the rear seat on the Presidential automobile?

    Warren Commission (5 of 26): Hearings Vol. V (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
  • Kelly finished straightening up in the galley and then came forward to sit on the jump seat between the two troopers.

    Code Three Rick Raphael
  • And what is the relative height of the jump seat and the rear seat?

    Warren Commission (5 of 26): Hearings Vol. V (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
  • She sat erect in the jump seat and looked sourly at the young trooper.

    Code Three Rick Raphael
  • Haverstraw sank down onto the jump seat with a happy dazed look on his face.

    Code Three Rick Raphael
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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