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

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Photo: Andrew Heidel Goodbaby International, maker of Evenflo and Cybex car seats, in 2015 introduced a sensor system on some models’ chest clips, which chimes after the ignition is turned off, reminding the driver that a child is in the car. Ellen Byron, WSJ, "Check the Back Seat! Alerts Remind Drivers About Children," 28 July 2018 The tech giant’s AirPods got a reprieve, too, as did fitness trackers from Fitbit Inc. Parents Trump’s administration excluded big-ticket children’s items including car seats, high chairs and playpens from the final list. Daniela Wei, The Seattle Times, "Winners and losers from Trump’s tariffs," 18 Sep. 2018 The spouses also have a more casual stroller from the British retailer: the Silver Cross Wave ($1,300) that offers 16 car seat, bassinet and stroller configurations and the highest safety guarantees. Jen Juneau,, "Kris Jenner Dropped Over $8K on Strollers for Chicago - the Same One Princess Kate Used," 19 Jan. 2018 Previous photos of her daughter showed her only partially, with the exception of an image back in December, which showed Kulture in a car seat. Vogue, "Cardi B Shares a Rare Family Photo With Offset and Baby Kulture," 25 Feb. 2019 As the name would imply, Robutt is a robotic butt Ford invented for the sake of testing wear and tear on car seats. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Ford's Sweaty Robutt is The Perfect Rear End Test," 11 Jan. 2019 Three kids once needed buckling into five-point car seats; now one is old enough to drive. Rebekah Denn, The Seattle Times, "Savoring the school lunch — and the connection of the routine," 5 Sep. 2018 As for car seat installation, Rogers and Perko liked an idea from Councilwoman Pamela Cameron to look into having police auxiliary members trained and certified to install the seats. Jeff Piorkowski/special To,, "University Heights' safety forces seek to build stronger relationships with residents," 18 Apr. 2018 The prince was fast asleep as his parents carried him off in a car seat for the ride home. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Photos of Prince William and Kate Middleton's New Royal Baby Are Here and He Is So Adorable," 23 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of car seat

1968, in the meaning defined above

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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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