bench seat


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

Examples of bench seat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Both the Light and Wind trims are available in a seven-seat configuration with second- and third-row bench seats. PCMAG, 11 May 2024 The Deluxe-trim interior, with white bucket seats and a center console, is a class act in an era of slippery vinyl bench seats and rubber floor mats. Robert Ross, Robb Report, 12 Mar. 2024 In place of the single bench seat, there are now three-across bucket seats with a second row behind. Howard Walker, Robb Report, 18 Mar. 2024 The amount of individual seats ranges between six and seven, depending on the second-row configuration (captain's chairs cap capacity at the lower number, while a bench seat unlocks the higher one). Eric Stafford, Car and Driver, 28 Mar. 2023 View Photos As in all mid-size SUVs, the Highlander's second-row captain's chairs are plenty roomy for adults, and buyers alternately can also choose a middle-row bench seat in four of the six trim levels. Joe Lorio, Car and Driver, 24 Mar. 2023 Images of the interior show bench seats extended around the back and sides of the vehicle. Wire Service, The Mercury News, 9 Jan. 2024 Most significantly, the EV3 has a flip-up rear bench seat that would allow customers to make use of the flat load floor. Steven Ewing, Ars Technica, 12 Oct. 2023 Inside are two bench seats facing each other, suggesting that an autonomous shuttle service could be a possible future use case. Andrew J. Hawkins, The Verge, 9 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1952, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bench seat was in 1952

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“Bench seat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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