lap belt


Definition of lap belt

: a seat belt that fastens across the lap

Examples of lap belt in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The student also was sent to timeout while in the lap belt after throwing food. Jodi S. Cohen, ProPublica, "National Ban on School Use of Seclusion and Restraint of Students Introduced in Congress," 19 Nov. 2020 The student also was sent to timeout while in the lap belt after throwing food. Jennifer Smith Richards,, "Secluding schoolchildren in isolated spaces would be illegal under a new federal bill," 19 Nov. 2020 Dual air bags, anti-lock brakes, and traction control (unfortunately with no manual override) are standard equipment, as are seatbelt tensioners that cinch the manual three-point belts and rear-center lap belt in tandem with air-bag detonation. Martin Padgett Jr., Car and Driver, "Tested: 1992 Mercedes-Benz 600SEL Delivers Unparalleled Excess," 16 Sep. 2020 Next to her, Jillian was slumped all the way forward over the lap belt. Daniela Porat, ProPublica, "Evenflo, Maker of the “Big Kid” Booster Seat, Put Profits Over Child Safety," 6 Feb. 2020 RVs aren’t subject to the same crashworthiness requirements—that’s why so many have rear lap belts instead of shoulder belts and no rear airbags. Chris Dixon, Outside Online, "We're Dying to Get Mercedes-Benz's Metris Weekender Van," 6 Feb. 2020 Earnhardt, like most drivers, used seat belts made by Mr. Simpson, and the accident report NASCAR issued said the left-lap belt became separated., "You're using a browser set to private or incognito mode.," 18 Dec. 2019 Because lap/shoulder belts provide a greater level of occupant protection than lap belts, lap/shoulder belts should be installed as standard equipment for all passenger seating positions in limousines. David Robinson, USA TODAY, "New York limo crash: NTSB issues new safety recommendations for limo seating, seat belts," 27 Sep. 2019 Five-point harnesses and booster seats position a lap belt over the top of the hip bones, low and flat against the thighs, so the child’s bones absorb the impact. Lauren Gravitz, Washington Post, "Risky transport: Camps, churches and other programs are trading car-seat safety for convenience," 30 July 2019

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First Known Use of lap belt

1952, in the meaning defined above

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22 Nov 2020

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“Lap belt.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of lap belt

: a seat belt that fastens across your lap

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