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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The back seat is bad news for anyone who's too old for a car seat. Eric Bangeman, Ars Technica, "Review: Ford crosses over into the mini-SUV segment with tiny EcoSport," 19 Sep. 2018 The child was lying in the street near his father’s wrecked SUV; and the car seat, authorities said, was still inside the vehicle. Lindsey Bever, Washington Post, "Man convicted of murder after crashing his getaway car and leaving his toddler dying in the road," 30 Mar. 2018 Between the stroller, the car seat, the diaper bag, and all the toys—baby gear has a reputation for being heavy, bulky, and quite frankly, a real annoyance. Jessica Leigh Mattern, Woman's Day, "This Compact Stroller is Small Enough to Fit In Your Tote," 8 July 2016 Because of Luca’s care, Wade often can’t leave her house, so a case worker personally delivered food-bank groceries to her home twice a week for a year and ordered diapers, clothes and a car seat. Katherine Long, The Seattle Times, "A Kirkland mother’s anguished phone call brings help she never imagined," 9 Dec. 2018 Per the publication, the 41-year-old actress was first seen pushing a stroller back in October 2018 while on location in Boston, and her husband was spotted holding a baby's car seat sometime later. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Jessica Chastain Reportedly Welcomed Her First Baby Via a Secret Surrogate Four Months Ago," 18 Nov. 2018 Also removed from the tariff list: Bluetooth devices, bicycle helmets, high chairs and car seats. Recode Staff, Recode, "Recode Daily: Apple Watch and AirPods escape Trump’s list of China tariffs," 18 Sep. 2018 The one-stop-baby-shop has many items parents will need or want for the newest addition to their family such as bottles, diapers, formula, baby food and baby strollers and car seats. Kaila Contreras, Houston Chronicle, "Roundups: Huddle House expands to Lake Houston area," 14 June 2018 Cherney contrasted that scene with United States practice: new parents can’t leave the hospital without a regulation car seat. Anndee Hochman,, "The secrets of sleep deprivation: DadLab offers new fathers wisdom in the company of men," 12 June 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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