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)

Examples of seat belt in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The driver smelled of alcoholic beverages, had glassy eyes, slurred his speech, was not wearing a seat belt and denied knowing what the officer was talking about when asked about his reckless driving. Bruce Geiselman, cleveland, 23 July 2022 The report concluded Wang, who was not wearing a seat belt, struck the roll cage inside the car, causing his fatal neck injury. Anousha Sakouistaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 15 July 2022 Government data also revealed that 2020 was the deadliest year on American roads since 2007 as a result of a rise in risky behaviors such as drunk driving, speeding, and not wearing a seat belt. Natalie Neysa Alund, USA TODAY, 1 July 2022 Government data also show that 2020 was the deadliest year on American roads overall since 2007 due to an increase in risky behaviors such as drunk driving, speeding and not wearing a seat belt, Uber said. Prarthana Prakash, Fortune, 1 July 2022 Lowe was not wearing a seat belt, O’Neal said, and was pronounced dead on the scene. Carol Robinson |, al, 28 June 2022 Evgeny fastened his seat belt and rolled his sharp shoulders. Vladimir Sorokin, Harper’s Magazine , 20 July 2022 Barnes released his seat belt and kicked open the driver-side door. Zaz Hollander, Anchorage Daily News, 15 July 2022 Gerardson Nicolas was on his way to work last week when he was pulled over in North Miami Beach for not wearing his seat belt. Timothy Bella, Washington Post, 22 June 2022 See More

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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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2 Aug 2022

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“Seat belt.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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

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