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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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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
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