seat belt


Definition of seat belt 

: an arrangement of straps designed to hold a person steady in a seat (as in an airplane or automobile)

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HALES CORNERS - Drivers and nearby Hales Corners businesses will have to buckle their seat belts, because Janesville Road and Forest Home Avenue will close for three months. Jane Ford-stewart, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Drivers be aware: Forest Home and Janesville roads are closing in Hales Corners for three months," 11 July 2018 This week the Texas Department of Transportation's dynamic message signs (DMS) received more attention than usual for a hip way of reminding drivers to use their seat belts. Craig Hlavaty, Houston Chronicle, "The story behind TxDOT's dynamic message signs," 19 June 2018 Walter Huang, 38, who was wearing his seat belt, was pulled from the blue Tesla by bystanders before the car was engulfed in flames. Michael Laris, Washington Post, "Tesla on Autopilot system sped up, didn’t brake before crash, federal investigators say," 7 June 2018 Both were wearing their seat belts at the time of the crash, Montes said. Gal Tziperman Lotan,, "Driver killed, passenger injured in Lake County crash," 23 May 2018 The man was issued warnings for not wearing his seat belt and for the loud muffler. Jeff Piorkowski/special To,, "Man arrested after knives, methamphetamine found in his car: Solon police blotter," 11 May 2018 Rebirth Brass Band on the Congo Square Stage at 2 p.m. - Fasten your seat belts for a full-on New Orleans horn onslaught. Doug Maccash,, "6 must-see shows on New Orleans Jazz Fest's 2nd Sunday (May 6)," 6 May 2018 Macy has already learned how to sit, stay, wear a seat belt in the car and put boots on to protect her paws from the hot pavement, according to Furman. Angela Forburger, azcentral, "Mesa Police Department introduces its first therapy dog," 10 July 2018 This car crash from China is the perfect example of why everyone should wear their seat belts. Mayra Cruz, Houston Chronicle, "Kailee Mills Foundation plans 5K run to support seat belt safety," 19 June 2018

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First Known Use of seat belt

1932, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of seat belt was in 1932

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English Language Learners Definition of seat belt

: a strap on a vehicle's seat that holds a person in the seat if there is an accident

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Kids Definition of seat belt

: a strap (as in an automobile or airplane) designed to hold a person in a seat

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