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 The most important piece of baby gear to purchase is a reliable and safe car seat. Anna Lane, USA TODAY, "Amazon has deep discounts on car seats for Prime Day 2020," 14 Oct. 2020 In fact, police had seized the boy from his car seat after smashing the windows on his mother’s car and violently arresting her, the woman’s lawyer says. Washington Post, "As police unions endorse Trump, some worry officers displaying bias could be intimidating at the polls, affect voting," 31 Oct. 2020 Granted, the target demographic was far more likely to be in a car seat than behind the wheel. Chris Jones,, "Review: At Chicago Children’s Theatre’s 'Beatrix Potter Drive-In,’ the pint-sized people in the back seat get their due," 11 Oct. 2020 However, Offset seemed to be with her all weekend, and even celebrated her birthday with a Rolls-Royce Cullinan SUV (and matching car seat for Kulture). Natalie Morin,, "Cardi B Clarifies A Few Things About That Nude Photo & Offset," 15 Oct. 2020 Street notes that 60% of child safety seats are not installed correctly, so officials will offer car seat inspection stations to help ensure parents have the right seat for a child’s age and size. Lee Davidson, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Utah summer road deaths jumped by 40% thanks to speeding," 16 Sep. 2020 Walmart is not holding a car seat trade-in event this year, the retailer confirmed to USA TODAY. Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY, "Target's car seat recycling event returns Sept. 13. Here's how to trade in a seat for a 20% discount," 4 Sep. 2020 This incredibly unique system saves you time and space by combining a car seat and stroller into a single design. Lexie Sachs, Good Housekeeping, "Good Housekeeping's 2020 Parenting Awards," 24 Sep. 2020 The child was not in a car seat or restrained in any way. Ricardo Torres, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milwaukee father charged with neglect after 2-year-old son is shot in the head, in critical condition," 24 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of car seat

1968, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of car seat was in 1968

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19 Nov 2020

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“Car seat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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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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