un·​belt·​ed | \ ˌən-ˈbel-təd How to pronounce unbelted (audio) \

Definition of unbelted

: not furnished with a belt

Examples of unbelted in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Those determined to stay unbelted can wait out the system or turn it off using the Settings feature on their car’s infotainment screen. Paul A. Eisenstein, NBC News, 25 Aug. 2021 More than half of all crash fatalities last year involved unbelted drivers or occupants, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s preliminary data on cases where seat-belt use is known. Scott Calvert, WSJ, 30 July 2021 Since 2010, more than 2000 unbelted back seat passengers have been injured or killed, according to the Connecticut Crash Data Repository at UConn. Christine Dempsey, courant.com, 13 July 2021 The four passengers in the capsule experienced 3 to 4 minutes of microgravity weightlessness, unbelted from their seats and staring out of the largest windows ever installed on a spacecraft. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics, 20 July 2021 Under the law, a ticket may only be issued for the unbelted passenger if the driver is pulled over for another offense, such as speeding. Christine Dempsey, courant.com, 13 July 2021 Deaths involving unbelted drivers rose 15% from 2019. Greg Gardner, Forbes, 3 June 2021 The Yukon then hit the barrier and the unbelted motorist was partly thrown from the vehicle, the patrol said. Tim Harlow, Star Tribune, 12 Jan. 2021 Even if one party was trying to move from one seat to another, why was the other unbelted? Brad Templeton, Forbes, 28 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of unbelted

1814, in the meaning defined above

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“Unbelted.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unbelted. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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