follow Dictionary.com

Stories We Like: Novels For Language Lovers

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
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for seatbelt
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for seatbelt

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
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for seat belt

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for seatbelt

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for seatbelt