booster seat


: a seat used to elevate a sitting child

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web For a really reasonable price, the Graco EveryStep offers functionality for years by morphing from a baby's first high chair to a booster seat to a preschool step stool. Marisa Lascala And Jessica Hartshorn, Good Housekeeping, 8 Feb. 2023 Older kids will appreciate the comfort of this booster seat just as much as parents will appreciate its ability to fold down to a fraction of its size. Jamie Spain, Good Housekeeping, 2 Feb. 2023 This booster seat transitions from a forward-facing harness to a highback booster. Jamie Spain, Good Housekeeping, 20 Oct. 2022 This booster seat transitions from a forward-facing harness to a highback booster. Jon Langston, Car and Driver, 28 Oct. 2022 For the safest and most comfortable ride, look for a booster seat that offers neck or back height adjustments. Jon Langston, Car and Driver, 28 Oct. 2022 It can also be converted in a dining booster seat on its own. Lexie Sachs, Good Housekeeping, 16 Sep. 2022 Canada has had the weight recommendation since 1987, but U.S. regulators still allowed for children weighing as little as 30 pounds to use a booster seat. Kris Van Cleave, CBS News, 22 June 2022 The child was sitting in a booster seat in the back seat of the car traveling northbound on the 55 Freeway, said CHP Officer Florentino Olivera at a news conference on Friday. Sarah Moon, CNN, 21 May 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1955, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of booster seat was in 1955

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Cite this Entry

“Booster seat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Mar. 2023.

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