ejection seat


Definition of ejection seat

: an emergency escape seat for propelling an occupant out and away from an airplane

Examples of ejection seat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The long hose at the front of the mask (think elephant trunk) connects to an oxygen regulator, which is linked to both the in-aircraft oxygen equipment and a small emergency oxygen bottle located in the ejection seat. Cory Graff, Popular Mechanics, 18 Apr. 2021 Other equipment, including an ejection seat powered by a light infantry mortar, were left in place. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 23 Mar. 2021 His chute formed a shroud around his body, and his ejection seat sat some 50 yards above him on the hillside. Sarah Scoles, Popular Science, 5 Jan. 2021 There was a weight requirement related to the ejection seat. Bryce Miller Columnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 4 Sep. 2020 The pilot, unsure whether the ejection seat system had suffered damage, elected to belly land the plane. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 8 Apr. 2020 Apparently the quick and dirty safety briefing failed to properly emphasize the fact that the black-and-yellow striped loop in the middle of the seat, between his legs, was not a grab handle but the trigger for the ejection seat. Ezra Dyer, Car and Driver, 13 Apr. 2020 The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter differs from older jets in one peculiar way: the space under the ejection seat is a third smaller than the same space in the F-16 Fighting Falcon. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 21 Nov. 2019 Inside a giant steel ring hung a padded chair that reminded Delahunt of an ejection seat. oregonlive, 15 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of ejection seat

1945, in the meaning defined above

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“Ejection seat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ejection%20seat. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of ejection seat

: a special seat in an airplane that is used to throw you out and away from the plane when the plane is going to crash

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