ejection seat

noun

: 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 Ospreys do not have ejection seats or parachutes, which would help the crew evacuate in the case of an emergency. Solcyré Burga, TIME, 23 May 2024 An Air Force instructor pilot died Tuesday morning from injuries sustained after an ejection seat activated during ground operations Monday afternoon. Eleanor Watson, CBS News, 14 May 2024 According to the base, the incident occurred around 1:55 p.m. on Monday, when the ejection seat of the trainer aircraft, a T-6A Texan II, activated during ground operations. Eleanor Watson, CBS News, 14 May 2024 An Air Force instructor pilot has died after the ejection seat on his aircraft activated while the plane was operating on the ground, officials said. Jon Haworth, ABC News, 14 May 2024 The ejection mechanism is designed to automatically blast the canopy glass above the pilot open and outward before rocketing them to safety using a Collins Aerospace ACES 5 ejection seat. Sébastien Roblin, Popular Mechanics, 23 June 2023 The cockpit of the aircraft reportedly had poor visibility, with an ejection seat which wrapped around the pilot's head. Madeline Beck, Detroit Free Press, 14 Aug. 2023 Filer was still trying to resolve the problem and maneuver the airplane toward a runway, but his ejection seat fired and he was launched out of the aircraft, the report said. Frank Witsil, Detroit Free Press, 26 Aug. 2023 The MiG-23UB was performing a low-level pass over the Thunder Over Michigan air show when the pilot and copilot abruptly fired their ejection seats, their parachutes carrying them to safety. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 17 Aug. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1945, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
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 21 Jun. 2024.

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