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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Both occupants appeared to have been using their seat belts, but the investigation is still active, according to CHP. Angel Guerrero, sacbee, "6-year-old girl dies in Placerville car accident," 15 June 2018 The federal agencies seem to have keyed in on a critical difference between doors-off flights, which strap in passengers with harnesses, and traditional helicopter tours, which use seat belts. Michelle Krupa, CNN, "New York City bans open-door tours from its heliport after deadly crash. But none take off from there," 18 Apr. 2018 Ford said its investigation determined excessive sparks generated by the devices in some trucks could ignite gases created when the pretensioner deploys inside the B-pillar, the vertical support that houses the seat belt. Allison Prang, WSJ, "Ford Recalls Two Million Trucks After Reports of Seat-Belt Malfunction," 6 Sep. 2018 The resqme also has a blade to cut the seat belt if necessary. Matt Campbell, kansascity, "Kansas removes lawsuit fear for rescuers of children, pets trapped in hot cars," 25 June 2018 Help arrived quickly and freed the little girl from the seat belt and safety netting after Spears, Watson and others could not. Karen Mizoguchi,, "Britney Spears & Sister Jamie Lynn Bring Together All Their Children - Including New Baby Ivey Joan," 15 June 2018 Littlepage, who was trying to hold the driver’s chin above the water, was able to release the seat belt. Robert Moran,, "Driver rescued by Good Samaritans after car crashes into water in Montco," 12 June 2018 The 15-year-old girl was returned to her mother, while a 4-year-old — who was in the front seat without a seat belt, deputies said — was handed over to the Department of Children and Families, officials said. Jeff Weiner,, "Orlando man rammed patrol car while fleeing with missing kids in stolen car, Volusia deputies say," 2 June 2018 The Audi PreSense system first generates a warning in the dash display, then a ping and then a tap on the brakes and pulls on the seat belts. Marco Della Cava, USA TODAY, "Tesla, Uber crashes spotlight automatic emergency braking. Here's what it won't do.," 29 May 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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