bucket seat


Definition of bucket seat

: a low, separate, usually contoured seat for one person (as in an automobile or an airplane) — compare bench seat

Examples of bucket seat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sitting in the tight-fitting carbon-fiber bucket seat over rough tarmac gives an experience similar to one of the more vigorous massage functions in a luxury sedan. Mike Duff, Car and Driver, "2021 McLaren 620R Trades Civility for Quicker Lap Times," 18 Aug. 2020 Virgin Galactic’s seating is like a bucket seat to the extreme. Cailey Rizzo, Travel + Leisure, "Virgin Galactic Reveals Incredible Design for Its Spaceship — See Inside," 29 July 2020 The most famous pieces include a leather lounger-and-ottoman set with a curved wooden base that’s particularly beloved by men who work at start-ups, as well as a series of dining chairs with colorful molded-plastic bucket seats. Amanda Mull, The Atlantic, "It’s All So … Premiocre," 3 Apr. 2020 Laramie Southwest Editions with bucket seats get a heavy-duty locking console. Houston Chronicle, "Ram whips up new Laramie Southwest Edition half-ton pickup," 20 Mar. 2020 Other choices include front bench or bucket seats, the full range of Ram drivetrains and either a 5-foot, 7-inch or 6-ft, 4-inch bed. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, "Special Southwest Edition Ram 1500 adds to pickup’s Texas-size appeal," 18 Mar. 2020 The truck comes with either a bench or buckets seats. Houston Chronicle, "Ram whips up new Laramie Southwest Edition half-ton pickup," 20 Mar. 2020 The concept shown was about 85% true to the production vehicle, suggesting touches like the four-seat cabin may be swapped for a more practical five-passenger layout with a rear bench rather than bucket seats. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, "Everything we know about GM’s 11 wild new electric vehicles," 5 Mar. 2020 Her hypothesis: the bucket seats of the smaller vehicle forced her knees closer together, causing hip pain. Elizabeth Kiefer, Washington Post, "Why this orthopedic surgeon insists women should ‘sit like a man’," 19 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of bucket seat

1908, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bucket seat was in 1908

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“Bucket seat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bucket%20seat. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of bucket seat

: a low, separate seat for one person in a car or other vehicle

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