shoulder belt

noun
variants: or shoulder harness

Definition of shoulder belt 

: an automobile safety belt worn across the torso and over the shoulder

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The shoulder belt should not cross the neck or face. Robert Duffer, chicagotribune.com, "Seat Check Saturday aims to fix what most parents get wrong," 22 Sep. 2017 In fact, federal law requires smaller school buses -- those weighing 10,000 pounds or less -- to have lap-shoulder belts, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Susan Scutti, CNN, "Do school buses need seat belts?," 17 May 2018 In addition, video of the crash indicates that the then-30-year-old ragtop was without roll bars, shoulder belts or head restraints. Jonathan Handel, Billboard, "'Kill Bill' Stunt Coordinator Breaks Silence on Uma Thurman Crash," 10 Feb. 2018 The front shoulder belts are not adjustable for height. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, "First drive: 2018 Buick Enclave delivers luxury-car style, room and comfort," 11 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of shoulder belt

1939, in the meaning defined above

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