bench seat


Definition of 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 Under that rear bench seat, lockable storage that can be used to stash equipment used for sports, hunting or items like blueprints is also available. Jeff Yip, Houston Chronicle, "Ford next-generation 2021 F-150s just around the corner," 16 Oct. 2020 In June 2020, Karen Rhodes-Johnson looked into her cellphone from the gray bench seat of her truck. Anchorage Daily News, "Her stepfather admitted to sexually abusing her. That wasn’t enough to keep her safe.," 18 Sep. 2020 The teacher was supervising a class in the lunch room and said that the student was not sitting properly on the bench seat, the report states. Eric Levenson, CNN, "Key West Police arrested an 8-year-old at school. His wrists were too small for the handcuffs," 11 Aug. 2020 Cut the bench seat to 14 x 36 inches, and attach it to the rear apron with a 30-inch-long hinge. Joseph Truini, Popular Mechanics, "How To Build a Stylish Entryway Storage Bench," 27 June 2020 If the seat is all one long cushion, that's considered a tight seat or a bench seat. Brittney Morgan, House Beautiful, "The Ultimate Guide to Buying a Sofa That Will Stand the Test of Time," 27 May 2020 As before, the Bentayga will be available with either a rear bench seat (and option of a folding third row) or with a pair of more luxurious individual seats in back. Mike Duff, Car and Driver, "The 2021 Bentley Bentayga Gets a New Look," 2 July 2020 And the easily accessible third-row bench seats can swallow adults, too. cleveland, "Toyota’s Sequoia warhorse is aging well (review)," 18 Apr. 2020 The two main styles of dog car seat covers are bench seat covers and hammock seat covers. The Editors, Field & Stream, "Three Ways to Dog Proof Your Vehicle Seats," 26 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of bench seat

1952, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bench seat was in 1952

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23 Oct 2020

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“Bench seat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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bench seat


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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