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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Having seat belts and car seats available wasn’t enough. Gary Richards, The Mercury News, "‘I understand why drivers ignore school bus signs’: Roadshow," 12 Sep. 2019 The little girl was dead before her body and car seat were dropped off in a wooded area, prosecutors said. David K. Li, NBC News, "Body of kidnapped toddler found still strapped in her car seat, prosecutor reveals," 5 Sep. 2019 Officer Santillanes met with the reportee who stated on July 24 at 2:52 p.m., the stepfather picked up his minor children and transported them without car seats. Houston Chronicle, "Bellaire Police Department weekly report," 26 Aug. 2019 Before the baby's born, parents must buy the crib and a car seat. Sonja Haller, USA TODAY, "Don't have a baby in these states if you want a big hospital bill, a lower quality of life," 13 Aug. 2019 Please do not bring baby furniture, car seats or equipment) E-Waste Drive= Recycling for broken or obsolete items that once ran on electricity or batteries., "Mamma Mia! energy captivates Regina Hall: Sun Messages," 16 June 2019 Adding grocery delivery to the list of funded resources would help create food access to parents without car seats or people with disabilities. Amy Bartner, Indianapolis Star, "Despite public concerns over funding an app to find food resources 'you can Google,' Hogsett's food insecurity plan passes," 27 Apr. 2017 He was found dead in a car seat by a staff member at 3 p.m., reports said. Fox News, "Florida boy, 2, died in sweltering van at daycare center after driver turned off safety alarm, report says," 9 Aug. 2019 Experts say accidentally leaving a child in a car seat can happen to anyone of any race, class or gender — because everyone's memories are fallible. NBC News, "Technology to save kids in hot cars exists. So why isn't it in every vehicle?," 6 Aug. 2019

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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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