jump seat

noun

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 The captain and co-pilot regained control of the aircraft by manually overriding the automated system with help from a third Lion Air pilot who was hitching a ride in the cockpit jump seat. Niniek Karmini, chicagotribune.com, "Final report on Indonesia 737 Max crash blames Boeing, FAA, Lion Air," 25 Oct. 2019 And in the grand tradition of station wagons, there's even a set of rear-facing jump seats that fold out of the cargo floor. Joey Capparella, Car and Driver, "Our Long-Term 2019 Mercedes-Benz E450 Wagon Was a Love Story," 27 Apr. 2020 Among these are Delta and American Airlines, which have capped the number of fliers per flight and blocked out middle seats and those located near jump seats from being booked. Kelly Corbett, House Beautiful, "Frontier Airlines Will Let Some Passengers Social Distance, But Only If They Pay," 5 May 2020 And the big Rover, which can seat nine people if the rear jump seats are folded down, cruises down the Interstate at 75-80 mph quite happily. Arthur St. Antoine, Car and Driver, "Tested: 1993 Land Rover Defender 110 Heads North," 24 Mar. 2020 And the Federal Aviation Administration this week eased several rules so that flight attendants can now sit in passenger seats, rather than side-by-side jump seats, to promote social distancing. Susan Glaser, cleveland, "As coronavirus spreads, United Airlines flight attendants are afraid for themselves, flying public," 10 Apr. 2020 William Crowley, a Southwest employee hitching a ride in a jump seat, heard what sounded like a marble crashing into glass, then a din so loud people struggled to hear each other. Washington Post, "‘It appeared that we had time’: How the FAA missed a chance to save Jennifer Riordan," 3 Dec. 2019 If five seats are too few and seven too many, Land Rover allows you to split the difference with an optional front jump seat in two-row Defenders. Dave Vanderwerp, Car and Driver, "First Drive: 2020 Land Rover Defender Is Ruggedness Evolved," 24 Mar. 2020 William Crowley, a Southwest employee hitching a ride in a jump seat, heard what sounded like a marble crashing into glass, then a din so loud people struggled to hear each other. Washington Post, "‘It appeared that we had time’: How the FAA missed a chance to save Jennifer Riordan," 3 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of jump seat

circa 1864, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“Jump seat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jump%20seat. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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