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safety belt

noun
1.
2.
a belt or strap worn as a safety precaution by a person working at a great height:
The safety belt worn by a window washer is usually secured to each side of the window frame.
3.
Origin of safety belt
1855-1860
1855-60
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  • Mary screamed, and began reaching for the buckle of the safety belt that fastened her to her seat.

    Tom Swift and his Air Scout Victor Appleton
  • He did not unbuckle his safety belt—he rose and it snapped like a string.

    The Jupiter Weapon Charles Louis Fontenay
  • He snapped off the catch of his safety belt and crossed swiftly and silently to the console.

    Breaking Point James E. Gunn
  • With a throb of fear Dane unhooked his safety belt and hurried over to him.

    Plague Ship Andre Norton
  • Reaction set in and Dave laughed hysterically, and tore at his safety belt buckles.

    Dave Dawson at Dunkirk Robert Sydney Bowen
  • He had loosened his safety belt, and was ready to abandon ship if we hit the water.

  • As the plane started to turn over on its back, Bill debated as to whether or not he should unfasten his safety belt.

    Bill Bruce on Forest Patrol Henry Harley Arnold
  • Feeling his safety belt loosen, the young pilot dug in his toes and stayed with the ship.

    Riddle of the Storm Roy J. Snell
  • The co-pilot fairly leaped into his right-hand seat, his safety belt buckled in half a heartbeat.

    Space Platform Murray Leinster
  • Elshawe tried to move and found that he was tied to the seat and strapped in with a safety belt.

    By Proxy Gordon Randall Garrett
British Dictionary definitions for safety belt

safety belt

noun
1.
another name for seat belt
2.
a belt or strap worn by a person working at a great height and attached to a fixed object to prevent him from falling
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