car seat

noun

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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Sometimes that means using one that can hold your infant car seat. goodhousekeeping.com, 18 Apr. 2023 Additionally, parents who don’t plan to travel with their children in their laps (which is not necessarily recommended), should consider a rear-facing car seat. Alison Fox, Travel + Leisure, 13 Apr. 2023 Video from the scene showed a street sign crushed underneath the SUV and a yellow fire hydrant sticking into the passenger compartment of the vehicle next to a child’s car seat. Karen Kucher, San Diego Union-Tribune, 22 Mar. 2023 No car seat, foul language, drugs! Amy Dickinson, Washington Post, 12 May 2022 There, Ashley scooped her baby from the car seat. Terry Demio, The Enquirer, 5 May 2022 What is a convertible car seat? Jon Langston, Car and Driver, 18 Aug. 2022 Portillo, carrying a baby car seat, went inside the apartment and took Brandon while the grandmother was outside, authorities said. Minyvonne Burke, NBC News, 13 May 2022 Her daughter was not in a car seat. Jane Florance, The Arizona Republic, 11 Apr. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1968, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of car seat was in 1968

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“Car seat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/car%20seat. Accessed 1 Jun. 2023.

Kids Definition

car seat

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