car seat


Definition of car seat

: a portable seat for an infant or a small child that attaches to an automobile seat and holds the child safely

Examples of car seat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On the second Thursday of each month, the Fire Department will offer car seat fitting stations. Shirley Macfarland, cleveland, 13 Jan. 2022 The 2-month-old, Oaklynn, still in her car seat, was placed in the bathtub. Washington Post, 15 Dec. 2021 Oaklynn was strapped into her car seat, which her parents hoped would buffer her, according to her father, Douglas. NBC News, 13 Dec. 2021 The bread, called Afghan naan, is both so long and so treasured that customers lay them across the back seats of their cars with the tenderness of tucking a child into a car seat. Elena Kadvany, San Francisco Chronicle, 18 Nov. 2021 San Diego Union-Tribune 23-month-old boy killed by stray bullet on highway while sleeping in car seat in Oakland. Justin Ray, Los Angeles Times, 9 Nov. 2021 Among the products in short supply are the BabyZen Yoyo stroller and the Doona stroller that collapses into a car seat, Birnbaum said. NBC News, 2 Nov. 2021 Children should not be eating their treats while running from house to house, nor while seated in a car seat on a drive home. Nina Shapiro, Forbes, 28 Oct. 2021 The woman was carrying a baby in a car seat and had a young boy with her, and the man pulled out a handgun and shot toward the woman during the argument. Jordan Miller, The Salt Lake Tribune, 28 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of car seat

1968, in the meaning defined above

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24 Jan 2022

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“Car seat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of car seat

: a special seat for a baby or a small child that can be attached to an automobile seat and that holds the child safely

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Kids Definition of car seat

: a seat for a small child that attaches to an automobile seat and holds the child safely


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