jump seat


Definition of jump seat

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

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Sport hunters there can legally rent a helicopter jump seat and shoot fleeing hogs with AR-15-style rifles. Alex Horton, Twin Cities, "Alex Horton: Think 30-50 feral hogs is a joke? Millions are rampaging across the country.," 8 Aug. 2019 Sport hunters there can legally rent a helicopter jump seat and shoot fleeing hogs with AR-15-style rifles. oregonlive.com, "Think 30-50 feral hogs is a joke? Millions more are rampaging across the country.," 6 Aug. 2019 The grey and black color scheme features an orange accent color, and Sync Vans added an AMF Bruns removable jump seat for an extra passenger. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Custom camper van merges sleek design with space for gear," 3 Aug. 2018 One of the passengers was sitting in the cockpit's jump seat and repeatedly insisted that the pilots attempt a landing. Peter Greenberg, Town & Country, "Unfriendly Skies," 7 Feb. 2014 Friends and stuff: The rear jump seats are cruel and unusual. Scott Sturgis, Philly.com, "Aging Tacoma loads of fun but has an unexpected downside," 12 Mar. 2018 His wife, Jacqueline, beside him, Gov. John Connally of Texas and his wife were on jump seats in front of the president. Washington Post, "JFK files release leaves real-life whodunit unsettled," 28 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of jump seat

circa 1864, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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The first known use of jump seat was circa 1864

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