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air bag

noun

Simple Definition of air bag

  • : a bag that fills with air to protect a driver or passenger when a vehicle crashes

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of air bag

  1. :  an automobile safety device consisting of a bag designed to inflate automatically especially in front of an occupant in case of collision

1969

First Known Use of air bag

1969


AIR BAG Defined for Kids

air bag

noun

Definition of air bag for Students

  1. :  an automobile safety device consisting of a bag that inflates to cushion a rider in an accident




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