jump seat

noun

1
: a folding seat between the front and rear seats of a passenger automobile
2
: a movable carriage seat

Examples of jump seat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Its new policies include suspending hot beverage and meal service, and requiring flight attendants to return to their jump seats and buckle up whenever the seatbelt sign is on. Tom Hals, USA TODAY, 24 May 2024 Last year, Joseph Emerson, an off-duty pilot sitting in the cockpit’s jump seat, allegedly tried to cut off the plane’s fuel and shut down the engines by turning on the fire suppression system during an Alaska Airlines flight. David Matthews, New York Daily News, 13 Mar. 2024 Further options include an engine-bay snorkel, a front bull bar, a winch, and the addition of rear jump seats. Michael Van Runkle, Robb Report, 14 Feb. 2024 In 1997, an off-duty pilot facing a disciplinary hearing the next day sat in a jump seat on a cargo plane. Kerry Breen, CBS News, 24 Oct. 2023 See all Example Sentences for jump seat 

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'jump seat.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1864, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of jump seat was circa 1864

Dictionary Entries Near jump seat

Cite this Entry

“Jump seat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jump%20seat. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

Last Updated: - Updated example sentences
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!