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

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1897, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of rumble seat was in 1897

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“Rumble seat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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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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