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 In the cockpit, both driver and passenger enjoy comfort unknown to 1960s travelers, with supportive sport bucket seats upholstered in sumptuous Saddle Brazilian leather. Robert Ross, Robb Report, 20 Mar. 2024 In place of the single bench seat, there are now three-across bucket seats with a second row behind. Howard Walker, Robb Report, 18 Mar. 2024 The 2+2 famously used wide, eight-lug hubs and included a beefier suspension, bucket seats, a Hurst shifter, and special badging. Ben Stewart, Popular Mechanics, 13 Apr. 2023 Inside are a pair of sculpted bucket seats, with the Continental’s rear perches replaced by a luggage shelf. Basem Wasef, Robb Report, 27 Jan. 2024 The helm has four body-gripping bucket seats that wouldn’t look out of place in a Lamborghini supercar, with big 22-inch Garmin glass screens for navigation. Howard Walker, Robb Report, 20 Nov. 2023 The alternative, bucket seats, were mostly in sports cars at first. Peter Valdes-Dapena, CNN, 30 Sep. 2023 The minimalist interior also features vintage-style bucket seats and ambient lighting. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 5 Sep. 2023 Inside are four one-piece bucket seats that aren't likely to come through to production in this form. Dan Edmunds, Car and Driver, 3 Sep. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1908, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
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 25 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

bucket seat

: a low seat for one person used chiefly in automobiles and airplanes
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