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 All three children were in the backseat of the vehicle with an adult female, and none of the children were in car seats or wearing seat belts, police said. Meredith Spelbring, Detroit Free Press, "Mom charged in Detroit car crash that killed her two children, ages 2 and 3," 24 May 2020 The legislation also would allow courts to consider evidence that an injured person was not wearing a seat belt, which could lead to a 25 percent reduction to the possible award for damages. David Jacob, Washington Examiner, "Louisiana state Senate backs legal changes in hopes of lower auto insurance rates," 19 May 2020 Disinfect your car’s steering wheel, gear shift, seat belt, interior door handle, etc. Allison Hatfield, Dallas News, "Tips for staying well at work during COVID-19 — and safely returning home," 18 May 2020 Ground crews for Alaska Airlines are now sanitizing arm rests, seat belts, tray tables, overhead buttons and lavatory door handles on each flight that spends more than an hour on the ground, the company said in a blog post. Ryan Beene,, "Subways, Airports in Costly Rush to Clean Amid Virus Threat," 12 May 2020 Njengere was not wearing a seat belt, authorities said. Howard Koplowitz |, al, "1 killed, Louisiana man injured in three-vehicle wreck on I-65 in Baldwin County," 19 Mar. 2020 Reddy stopped on the southbound exit ramp to Hollywood Boulevard where three other FHP troopers were conducting unrelated traffic stops for seat belt use. Wayne K. Roustan,, "Driver back in Broward to face charges in hit-run that hurt state trooper," 8 Oct. 2019 In addition, the safety board recommended that the National Limousine Association promote seat belt use., "ALBANY, N.Y. — Federal inspectors recommended stricter regulations Wednesday for safety belts and passenger seats in new vehicles stretched into limousines, saying tighter standards might have made a difference in an upstate New York limousine crash that killed 20 people.," 3 Oct. 2019 All occupants of the Chevyrolet Silverado were Indianapolis residents and were not wearing seat belts at the time of the crash, state police said. Billy Kobin, The Courier-Journal, "Police: 3 Indianapolis residents killed in crash on Interstate 65 in Hart County, Kentucky," 25 Apr. 2020

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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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31 May 2020

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“Seat belt.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jun. 2020.

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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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