lap belt

noun

Definition of lap belt

: a seat belt that fastens across the lap

Examples of lap belt in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Those include shoulder and/or lap belt, child restraint system forward-facing or rear-facing, an unknown type of child restraint system, or a restraint system of some other kind. Frank Fellone, Arkansas Online, 8 May 2021 The lap belt is designed to hold the body in the seat. Washington Post, 29 Apr. 2021 The driver’s shoulder and lap belt were used, but the air bags were not deployed, police said. Christopher Keating, courant.com, 25 Apr. 2021 The danger of a far-side crash is that the body of a child seated in a booster can slip out of the vehicle’s shoulder belt and jacknife over the lap belt, resulting in spinal or head injuries. Patricia Callahan, ProPublica, 19 Nov. 2020 The student also was sent to timeout while in the lap belt after throwing food. Jodi S. Cohen, ProPublica, 19 Nov. 2020 The student also was sent to timeout while in the lap belt after throwing food. Jennifer Smith Richards, chicagotribune.com, 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, 16 Sep. 2020 Next to her, Jillian was slumped all the way forward over the lap belt. Daniela Porat, ProPublica, 6 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of lap belt

1952, in the meaning defined above

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“Lap belt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lap%20belt. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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lap belt

noun

English Language Learners Definition of lap belt

: a seat belt that fastens across your lap

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