shoulder belt


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

Examples of shoulder belt in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web However, there was no mention of shoulder belt migration toward the dummy's neck. Andrew Beckford, USA TODAY, 5 Sep. 2023 Passengers in the Camry's third seat get shoulder belts and an inside latch (with a child-protection lock) to let themselves out. Frank Markus, Car and Driver, 31 Aug. 2023 The rear seat, which thoughtfully provides headrests and shoulder belts for three, lacks head and shoulder room for three teenagers. Frank Markus, Car and Driver, 15 July 2023 Federal law doesn’t always override state laws — for example, the Supreme Court ruled in 2011 that a Southern California family, whose relative was killed in a car crash, could sue Mazda Motors for failing to install a rear-seat shoulder belt that was required by state law but not federal law. Bob Egelko, San Francisco Chronicle, 17 Sep. 2022 Once kids are big enough for seat belts, the NHTSA says the lap belt should be across the upper thighs — not the stomach — and the shoulder belt should be going across the shoulder and chest — not the neck or face. Megan Rodriguez, San Antonio Express-News, 2 Apr. 2022 In a far-side crash, children can slip from the vehicle’s shoulder belt and suffer spinal injuries or knock their heads on something in the car. Patricia Callahan, ProPublica, 26 Oct. 2011 One or both fasteners that secure the front seat shoulder belt to the b-pillar may not be properly attached. USA TODAY, 11 June 2021 See More

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'shoulder belt.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History

First Known Use

1939, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of shoulder belt was in 1939

Dictionary Entries Near shoulder belt

Cite this Entry

“Shoulder belt.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!