seat-belt

seat belt

noun
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:
1945–50

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seat belt
 
n
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

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