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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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 Handy cup holders and towel racks can be moved into different positions, and even the dining room table can be used in the middle of the van or over the bench seat to increase counter space. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Why the Volkswagen California van is the camper we need," 9 May 2018 At that point, Plush had been pinned by the rear bench seat in his Honda Odyssey for more than 20 minutes and was struggling to breathe. Cameron Knight, Cincinnati.com, "Cincinnati Police review: 911 operator said she couldn't hear dying teen's final call from Seven Hills," 13 Apr. 2018 In the middle row, the bench seat has a 60/40 split-folding feature that allows for further expansion of the cargo area. G. Chambers Williams Iii, star-telegram, "Mitsubishi’s Outlander GT has room for the family, V-6, and all-wheel drive | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 5 May 2018 Bucket seats are in the first two rows and a third row is a bench seat. Cameron Knight, Cincinnati.com, "Source: Rear seat of minivan flipped, pinned Seven Hills student Kyle Plush," 12 Apr. 2018 In the gasoline models, the middle bench seat is standard, while the dual captain's chairs are optional. G. Chambers Williams Iii, Houston Chronicle, "Chrysler Pacifica : Plug-in hybrid minivan starts at $39,995, can go 30 miles on battery," 19 Jan. 2018 Although cars no longer have bench seats, some pickup trucks and SUVs still do. Bob Weber, chicagotribune.com, "New cars offer no good space to store a purse," 2 Sep. 2017 The leather rear bench seat has a 40/20/40 split-folding feature to help accommodate cargo-hauling needs. star-telegram, "Jaguar introduces the XF Sportbrakefor 2018, bringing a wagon to the U.S.," 17 June 2018

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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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