passive restraint

noun

Definition of passive restraint

: a restraint (such as a self-locking seat belt) that acts automatically to protect an automobile rider during a crash

First Known Use of passive restraint

1969, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of passive restraint was in 1969

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“Passive restraint.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/passive%20restraint. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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