seat·​er | \ˈsē-tər \

Definition of seater 

1 : one that seats

2 : one that has a specified number of seats used in combination a 2-seater jet

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani sat in the front seat of the two-seater plane during its unveiling at a defense exhibition in Tehran. Asa Fitch, WSJ, "Iran Shows Off Jet Fighter as Tensions With U.S. Rise," 21 Aug. 2018 The technology that allows Tesla to squeeze 300 miles of range out of a Model 3 or Chevy to get 200 miles out of the Bolt isn’t enough to power more than a two-seater aircraft with a flight range limited to only a few miles. Andrew J. Hawkins, The Verge, "Electric flight is coming, but the batteries aren’t ready," 14 Aug. 2018 Another four-seater arrangement, though this time with two of the seats able to hide away to open more space, this demo took me on a theoretical long-distance ride. Vlad Savov, The Verge, "Volvo’s 360c concept has softened my cynicism about autonomous cars," 6 Sep. 2018 On Monday, August 14th Naval Air Systems Command issued a $17 million contract to Boeing to convert 11 existing Navy Super Hornets—both single and double seaters—to demonstration aircraft configuration, a process expected to be complete by 2021. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "The Blue Angels Are Getting 'New' Jets," 15 Aug. 2018 View 160 Photos Relatively large fuel tanks for a two-seater help the AMG GT stretch its legs to roughly 400 miles of range, which is decent but hardly special. Mike Sutton, Car and Driver, "2018 Mercedes-AMG GT C / GT C Roadster / GT R," 7 Mar. 2018 For the annual San Francisco race and parade Bay to Breakers, the housemates rented sets of four-seater tandem bikes and cruised the city. Nellie Bowles, New York Times, "Dorm Living for Professionals Comes to San Francisco," 4 Mar. 2018 Prime developers of the Soyuz spacecraft, RKK Energia, tabled plans for flying its historic but venerable three-seater as close as 90 kilometers from the Moon at the turn of the 21st century. Anatoly Zak, Popular Mechanics, "Russia's Soyuz Spacecraft Could Find New Life as a Lunar Taxi," 6 July 2018 For instance, that headroom comes in at 40.7 inches for front-seaters and 38.5 inches for riders in the 60/40 back seats. Jeff Yip, Houston Chronicle, "Nissan Kicks: Easy-to-drive CUV offers higher-end features for under $20,000," 30 June 2018

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First Known Use of seater

1693, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of seater

: something (such as a vehicle) that has a specified number of seats

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