seat belt

noun

Definition of seat belt

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

First Known Use of seat belt

1932


SEAT BELT Defined for English Language Learners

seat belt

noun

Definition of seat belt for English Language Learners

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


SEAT BELT Defined for Kids

seat belt

noun

Definition of seat belt for Students

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


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