driver's seat


Definition of driver's seat

: the position of top authority or dominance

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Examples of driver's seat in a Sentence

with her boss's early retirement, she unexpectedly found herself in the driver's seat
Recent Examples on the Web Washington is in the driver's seat at 6-9, but the division isn't locked up yet. Amie Just | Staff Writer,, "Saints clinch at least the No. 3 seed after win over Vikings, No. 1 seed still in play; here's how," 28 Dec. 2020 Watson panicked and got out of the car before the 16-year-old hopped in the driver's seat and sped away at the other boys' urging. Liz Sawyer, Star Tribune, "Cellphone pictures lead investigators to suspect in St. Paul homicide," 21 Dec. 2020 The Packers have clinched the NFC North and are currently in the driver's seat to lock up the No. 1 seed in the entire NFC. Evan Hilbert, USA TODAY, "Carolina Panthers at Green Bay Packers: Live stream, how to watch, odds, time," 20 Dec. 2020 Cruise, the self-driving company that counts Honda and GM as major shareholders, has begun testing self-driving Chevy Bolts with no one in the driver's seat, the company announced on Wednesday. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "Cruise says it has started driverless testing—I’m skeptical," 9 Dec. 2020 One of four bolts securing the driver's seat may not have been installed correctly and may fail. Detroit Free Press, "Car recalls for July 30-Aug. 6," 7 Aug. 2020 Other now-standard equipment includes a sunroof, a heated driver's seat with power adjustments, three-zone climate control, lane-departure warning, and ambient interior lighting. Jonathon Ramsey, Car and Driver, "Tested: 2021 Audi A4 45 Advances a Proven Formula," 14 Dec. 2020 Deputies found Lewis in the driver's seat of a car that had crashed into another vehicle in the parking lot, according to authorities. Michelle Hunter,, "Suspect wanted in murder outside Marrero bar has surrendered to JPSO," 20 Nov. 2020 The Touareg is also capable of parking itself with a person in the driver's seat. Sebastian Blanco, Car and Driver, "2022 VW ID.4 Slated to Get Driver-Free Remote Parking App," 17 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of driver's seat

1923, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of driver's seat was in 1923

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11 Jan 2021

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“Driver's seat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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