bench seat

noun

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 The bench seat cushion and stainless steel legs give it a streamlined look. Washington Post, 27 Sep. 2021 The angular piece complements the bench seat immediately to the left of the front door, where folks can take off their snow boots before entering, as well as the circular wool rug. Kristin Tablang, House Beautiful, 24 Sep. 2021 In the back, a simple bench seat accommodates rear passengers. Laura Burstein, Robb Report, 3 Sep. 2021 Students are being seated two to a bench seat instead of three, which means a standard bus now transports 48 children instead of 72. Abha Bhattarai, Anchorage Daily News, 17 Aug. 2021 Ohio's Akron Public Schools is having students sit on buses two to a bench seat instead of three to promote social distancing. David Aaro, Fox News, 17 Aug. 2021 Students are being seated two to a bench seat instead of three, which means a standard bus now transports 48 children instead of 72. Abha Bhattarai, Anchorage Daily News, 17 Aug. 2021 Students are being seated two to a bench seat instead of three, which means a standard bus now transports 48 children instead of 72. Washington Post, 16 Aug. 2021 Keeping the fridge out of the kitchen left just enough room for a small bench seat and table. Amanda Sims Clifford, House Beautiful, 5 Aug. 2021

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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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12 Oct 2021

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“Bench seat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bench%20seat. Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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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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