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seat belt

noun
1.
a belt or strap in an automobile, airplane, etc., fastened around or sometimes diagonally across the midsection to keep the person safely secured, as during a sudden stop.
Also, seatbelt.
Also called safety belt.
Compare lap belt.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50
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Examples from the web for seat belt
  • But when the dogs get into cars, there's not a seat belt in sight.
  • She undid her seat belt, crawled over her seat, and stretched out to reach it.
  • The pilot only ever turns the fasten seat belt sign off to prevent a mutiny.
  • There are times when wearing a seat belt will get you killed.
  • The reporter conceded the point, unfastened his seat belt, and jumped out to join the others on the sidelines.
  • Especially since even older kids positively swim in their seats, seat belt or not.
British Dictionary definitions for seat belt

seat belt

noun
1.
Also called safety belt. a belt or strap worn in a vehicle to restrain forward motion in the event of a collision
2.
a similar belt or strap worn in an aircraft at takeoff and landing and in rough weather
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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