drop seat

noun

Definition of drop seat

1 : a hinged seat (as in a taxi) that may be dropped down
2 : a seat (as in an undergarment) that can be unbuttoned

Examples of drop seat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But such designs either require compatible, open-crotched base layers–or a lot of fussing to move tights away from the open drop seat. Kelly Bastone, Outside Online, 19 Apr. 2016 The drop seat offers similar functionality to the Sierra, but a slimmer fit in the thighs and a bit more room around the midsection made the Beretta the second choice for my strong skier legs. Outside Online, 10 Dec. 2019 Both men’s and women’s models have a drop seat feature for bathroom breaks ($400). Larry Olmsted, Forbes, 23 Dec. 2021 Dining room chairs with drop seats are a pretty doable reupholstering project for beginners. Kelsey Ogletree, House Beautiful, 4 June 2019 For them, a president this far underwater in national polls is cause for concern, given that the party in control of the White House usually drops seats in midterm elections. Jason L. Riley, WSJ, 18 July 2017

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First Known Use of drop seat

1926, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Last Updated

5 Sep 2022

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“Drop seat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drop%20seat. Accessed 28 Sep. 2022.

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