airbag

noun air·bag \ ˈer-ˌbag \
variants: or air bag
Updated on: 23 Nov 2017

Definition of airbag

: a bag that is inflated with air typically for use as a cushion or safety device; especially : such a bag installed in an automobile as a safety device designed to inflate automatically in case of collision

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First Known Use of airbag

1782


AIRBAG Defined for Kids

air bag

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Definition of air bag for Students

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

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