bench seat


Definition of bench seat

: a seat in a vehicle that extends the full width of the passenger section — compare bucket seat

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One of them reminisced at length about her childhood family excursions in a 2CV, during which her parents would remove the bench seats and use them for picnics — a scene evoked in old print advertisements for the car. David Mcaninch, New York Times, "Seeing the Mountains of France Through a Citroën’s Clouded, Classic Windshield," 15 July 2019 The bench seat was probably installed by a previous owner. David Krumboltz, The Mercury News, "Me & My Car: 1952 Dodge panel truck not bought for profit," 22 July 2019 Birch veneer plywood cabinetry with stainless steel hinges provides room for storage, while cushions top the bench seats that convert into a two-person bed. Megan Barber, Curbed, "No-frills travel trailer camps 2 for $7K," 14 Sep. 2018 The video jurors viewed also showed a floor mat on the van floor in front of the rear bench seat. David Owens,, "Jurors See Video Showing Graham's Van Intact Day Before Tashauna Jackson Vanished," 18 Jan. 2018 Birch-like flooring is easy to sweep out, and the swivel and bench seats are covered with a colorful custom upholstery. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Sleek camper van sleeps two with space for bikes," 26 Sep. 2018 The two-person rear bench seat coverts into a small double bed and a second double bed fits in the pop-top, allowing the Sixty to sleep four. Megan Barber, Curbed, "This Westfalia camper van is giving us 1950s-diner vibes," 1 Oct. 2018 When paired with more traditional, four-legged chairs or even a sofa or banquette bench seat, the pedestal table's sleek design keeps things from getting too crowded under the table. Maggie Burch, House Beautiful, "What Exactly Is a Tulip Table?," 1 Nov. 2018 The center console takes this idea even further; its surface is a mix of wood and a turquoise jacquard carpet that's also used to upholster the rear bench seat. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "We got our first good look at BMW’s new electric iNext, on sale in 2021," 15 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of bench seat

1952, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of bench seat

: a long seat in a vehicle (such as a car) that goes across the full width of the passenger section

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to make a temporary encampment

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