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safety belt

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.
Origin of safety belt
1855-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Where his safety-belt had held him, his body was one wide bruise.

    Space Tug Murray Leinster
  • With sardonic docility he unfastened his safety-belt and stepped out into the spiral, descending aisle.

    Operation: Outer Space William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • He straps himself in his seat with a safety-belt, and pulls on a pair of fur-covered gloves.

    'Green Balls' Paul Bewsher
  • And ten days later he rode a 'copter into town, his money-belt strapped beneath his safety-belt.

    This Crowded Earth Robert Bloch
British Dictionary definitions for safety-belt

safety belt

another name for seat belt
a belt or strap worn by a person working at a great height and attached to a fixed object to prevent him from falling
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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