safety belt


Definition of safety belt 

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

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Restraints — lap bars, safety belts and the like — must be designed to accommodate a wide range of body sizes, from a small child to the large parent who rides alongside. Marjie Lambert, miamiherald, "Tower of Terror too scary? More kid-friendly rides are coming to Florida theme parks," 14 June 2018 Watrel said the goal is to identify motorists who are not using safety belts and drivers with improperly or unrestrained children as part of an effort to reduce the severity of injuries and the number of fatal accidents in the county. Stephen Hudak,, "Buckle up, deputies are watching," 21 May 2018 The co-pilot was sucked halfway out, but was saved by his safety belt. The Economist, "Politics this week," 17 May 2018 In addition to the standard warnings about proper safety belt use and life preservers in the event of a water landing, 'selfie sticks' also were brought up in the briefing. Mike Glenn, Houston Chronicle, "Piece of aviation history soars over Houston," 9 Apr. 2018 Kids back then didn’t really care about safety belts. Christine M. Flowers,, "Drunken driving is a serious crime. Larry Krasner should treat it as one | Christine Flowers," 2 Mar. 2018 Class 3 trucks require three-point safety belts and LATCH child-seat anchors but aren’t required to have airbags. Bengt Halvorson, Car and Driver, "Made in Detroit: Aspiring Electric-SUV Maker Bollinger Moving to the Motor City," 23 Jan. 2018 The preliminary investigation indicates that Fein was not wearing her safety belt., "One killed in Warren County crash," 15 Dec. 2017 Suddenly, the drunk man bolted upright, released the safety belt, opened the ambulance’s back door and jumped—or fell—out. Steve Cohen, WSJ, "A Trial Lawyer’s Conundrums for a Conservative Friend," 11 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of safety belt

1840, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of safety belt was in 1840

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English Language Learners Definition of safety belt

: a belt that is used to prevent someone from falling or getting injured by holding that person in place

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