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 There was a weight requirement related to the ejection seat. Bryce Miller Columnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: Don Orsillo, Mark Grant infuse welcomed fun into Padres broadcasts," 4 Sep. 2020 The pilot, unsure whether the ejection seat system had suffered damage, elected to belly land the plane. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "A-10 Warthog Pulls Off Emergency Belly Flop After Landing Gear Malfunction," 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, "French Fighter Jet Joy Ride Goes Très, Très Wrong," 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, "Airmen in Subzero Temps Discover F-35 Survival Kit Works Better Than Advertised," 21 Nov. 2019 Inside a giant steel ring hung a padded chair that reminded Delahunt of an ejection seat. oregonlive, "Epley maneuver for vertigo was invented by Oregon doctor," 15 Oct. 2019 Being sealed up in a full pressure suit and strapped into an ejection seat for 11 hours is definitely not for everyone. Alex Hollings, Popular Mechanics, "Why the U-2 Is Such a Badass Plane," 4 Sep. 2019 From a troublesome helmet mounted cueing system to inadequate ejection seats and logistics software, the F-35 has continued to face challenges. Eric Tegler, Popular Mechanics, "WTF-35: How the Joint Strike Fighter Got to Be Such a Mess," 27 July 2018 The thrust from an ejection seat imposes roughly 14 to 16 Gs of gravitational force on the human spine; the vertical compression causes one in three ejection survivors to suffer a broken back. Fortune, "Only Pilots Who’ve Cheated Death Could Buy This Watch — Until Now," 25 Apr. 2018

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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 23 Sep. 2020.

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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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