rumble seat


Definition of rumble seat

: a folding seat in the back of an automobile (such as a coupe or roadster) not covered by the top

Examples of rumble seat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Another popular model was the Roadster, made in 1910, with a rumble seat. Brenda Yenke, cleveland, 5 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of rumble seat

1897, in the meaning defined above

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“Rumble seat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of rumble seat

US, old-fashioned : a seat in the back of a car that folds down and is not covered by the top


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