ejection seat


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Right around this time, the pilot also separates from the ejection seat, detaching from their seat belt and other harnesses. Dallas News, 22 Dec. 2022 In 1959 and 1960, when the Air Force was testing ejection seat technology in jet fighters, Kittinger made three jumps from the stratosphere to try a parachute optimized for high-altitude bail-outs. Adam Fisher, Discover Magazine, 26 Dec. 2012 Earlier this year, an investigation was launched into the military's F-35 fleet over a possible defective part in the jet's ejection seat. Kerry Breen, CBS News, 15 Dec. 2022 Methods included being rotated underwater in an ejection seat and being dragged across the pool attached to a parachute, from which students had to disentangle themselves. Nojan Aminosharei, Men's Health, 17 May 2022 This is another signature of the brand, which produces rugged precision instruments for military associations around the world and watches in conjunction with the famed Martin Baker ejection seat company. Roberta Naas, Forbes, 20 Oct. 2021 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1945, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of ejection seat was in 1945

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“Ejection seat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ejection%20seat. Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

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