booster seat


Definition of booster seat

: a seat used to elevate a sitting child

Examples of booster seat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There are no federal regulations for booster seats in side-impact crashes. Patricia Callahan, ProPublica, "House Subcommittee Opens Investigation of Evenflo, Maker of “Big Kid” Booster Seats," 12 Feb. 2020 Buckle Up for Life is a national safety program from Toyota and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center that educates parents and caregivers about the proper use of car seats, booster seats and seat belts. Dallas News, "Expert advice for keeping your kids safe in car seats," 19 June 2019 The initial product is categorized for children zero to four years old, but a smaller infant seat is already in the works, to be followed by a booster seat for bigger kids. Noah Joseph, Car and Driver, "Car Designer Frank Stephenson Reinvents the Child Car Seat," 5 May 2020 There are no federal side-impact tests required for booster seats, so companies design their own tests and determine what passes and what fails. Patricia Callahan, ProPublica, "Do You Make, Test or Market Car Seats or Boosters?," 7 Feb. 2020 The engineers were reflecting the scientific consensus that booster seats don’t adequately protect toddlers. Daniela Porat, ProPublica, "Evenflo, Maker of the “Big Kid” Booster Seat, Put Profits Over Child Safety," 6 Feb. 2020 There’s a limit of two gift cards per household; booster seats aren’t eligible for trade-in. Leada Gore |, al, "Walmart child safety seat trade-in: First-ever event lasts through Sept. 30; what you need to know," 16 Sep. 2019 The dress was a blue linen shift, loose and practical, her underwear possibly quite fancy and impractical in those days before booster seats and children with sleepovers and phones that told you which way to turn. Anne Enright, The New Yorker, "Night Swim," 2 Mar. 2020 Video obtained by ProPublica shows a child-sized dummy in an Evenflo booster seat being violently tossed around during a side impact crash test. CBS News, ""Horrific" side crash test videos raise safety concerns about some car booster seats," 6 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of booster seat

1955, in the meaning defined above

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“Booster seat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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booster seat


English Language Learners Definition of booster seat

: a high seat that raises a child to a higher position at a table, in a car, etc.

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