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

Examples of jump seat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When the attendant returned to her jump seat, Quinonez started to film her with her cell phone, the complaint said. Kathryn Krupnik, CBS News, 4 Sep. 2021 When the flight attendant returned to her jump seat, Quinonez allegedly started to film the Southwest employee. Washington Post, 3 Sep. 2021 The attendant then returned to her jump seat as the plane landed. Teri Figueroa, San Diego Union-Tribune, 1 Sep. 2021 The Ecto-1 is revealed to have a pop-out jump seat ideal for hunting ghosts on the fly. Annie White, Car and Driver, 28 July 2021 Patrick Graham, a chief inspector with the Federal Railroad Administration, explained the layout of a locomotive cab, which typically is furnished with seats for the engineer and conductor and a jump seat. Dale Ellis, Arkansas Online, 16 July 2021 When the jump seat is not in use, the seatback folds down to provide a front armrest and oddment stowage and a pair of additional cup-holders. Nargess Banks, Forbes, 25 Feb. 2021 The pilot who had flubbed the landing turned toward Lin Bao in the jump seat and sheepishly apologized. Elliot Ackerman, Wired, 23 Feb. 2021 There is an extra front row center seat — the jump seat — which is a brilliant new feature conceived for the Defender 110, the model loaned to me. Nargess Banks, Forbes, 25 Feb. 2021

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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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13 Sep 2021

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“Jump seat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jump%20seat. Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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