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

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To seatbelt
Collins
World English Dictionary
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

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Example sentences
He simply cut the straps off an old messenger bag, which were made of already-recycled seatbelt webbing.
The harm accrued by enforcing a seatbelt law is small, the benefit large.
He was cut off in traffic and slamming his brakes caused the seatbelt to pull tight across his collar bone.
Not only do teens have a lower seatbelt use rate than adults they also have the tendency to improperly wear the restraints.
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature
FAVORITES
RECENT

;