bench seat

noun

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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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 Down below, the Envy boasts a custom rear bench seat—made with breathable multi-density foam—that folds flat into a 42 inch by 72 inch lower bed, perfect for kiddos or one adult. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Pop-top camper van fits in your garage and sleeps a family," 12 July 2018 The atmosphere is generic international hotel, with the standard-issue minimalist touches: streaky marble bar, mirrored walls, low-slung bar tables with Barcelona-style bench seating in tastefully tan leather. Fox, Town & Country, "A Table for Mr. Fox," 21 Nov. 2012 There is a three-person bench seat in the third row, and dual bucket seats in the front. star-telegram, "Infiniti QX80 full-size luxury SUV brings elegance, technology to the family hauler," 30 June 2018 Kyle was getting tennis equipment out of the back of the 2004 Honda Odyssey when the third-row bench seat flipped over, pinning him under the seat. Cameron Knight, Cincinnati.com, "Kyle Plush case: Body cam footage shows cops didn't get out of their car and only searched one lot," 20 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of bench seat

1952, in the meaning defined above

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bench seat

noun

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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