safety belt


: a belt fastening a person to an object (such as a car seat) to prevent falling or injury

Examples of safety belt in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Here are some other helpful safety tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics: • Don't trust yourself alone to prevent falls; use the safety belt on the changing pad and use a pad with contoured sides if your baby is up on a dresser or changing table. Jamie Spain and Jessica Hartshorn, Good Housekeeping, 15 Aug. 2023 The manager, surnamed Wag, said Sun did not buckle a safety belt prior to the routine, per the report. Abigail Adams, Peoplemag, 19 Apr. 2023 Taking the safety belts and the windshield wipers and creating something sophisticated yet almost cyber, a mix of something elegant and soigné and something urban and industrial. Monica Kim, Vogue, 24 Mar. 2023 Many users questioned why the woman did not wear any safety belt, and why there was no safety net or crash mat on the ground. Nectar Gan, CNN, 18 Apr. 2023 The passenger was not wearing a safety belt. cleveland, 8 July 2022 Features include a toddler/baby swing (complete with a safety belt), a mini rock climbing wall, and gently sloping slide to prevent crash landings. Erica Reagle, Better Homes & Gardens, 6 Feb. 2023 And not least, the most convenient three-point safety belt of any car on the market. Patrick Bedard, Car and Driver, 23 Jan. 2023 Those with limited upper body control might want to look into a padded wheelchair safety belt with an adjustable buckle, which can help prevent falling or sliding out of your seat when rolling across uneven ground. Julia Eskins, Condé Nast Traveler, 17 May 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1840, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of safety belt was in 1840

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“Safety belt.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

safety belt

: a belt for fastening a person to an object to prevent falling or injury

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