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bucket seat

an individual seat with a rounded or contoured back, as in some automobiles and airplanes, often made to fold forward.
Also called bucket.
Origin of bucket seat
First recorded in 1905-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Then at the other, slenderer man who was rising to his feet from the pilot's bucket seat.

    The Galaxy Primes Edward Elmer Smith
  • He slid into the bucket seat before the great master console.

    Breaking Point

    James E. Gunn
  • Deston leaned back in his bucket seat and lighted a cigarette.

    Subspace Survivors

    E. E. Smith
  • He had turned partially upon his side and rested his head upon his arm thrown over the back of the bucket seat.

    The Auto Boys' Quest James A Braden
  • She raised the cushion of the front "bucket seat," and dived beneath it with one hand.

  • G forces slammed him into the bucket seat and the world went gray as blood drained from his head.

    The Scarlet Lake Mystery Harold Leland Goodwin
  • Nagel's body, scrunched deep into his bucket seat, seemed pitifully thin under the heavy harnessing.

    First on the Moon Jeff Sutton
  • Just imagine, we'll be able to sleep stretched out instead of doubled up in a bucket seat.

    First on the Moon Jeff Sutton
  • He was bent over the third and last crewman, who had been strapped in a bucket seat immediately behind the pilot.

    First on the Moon Jeff Sutton
  • Tom, in the bucket seat of the jet boat, strained his eyes but was unable to see over the control board.

    Danger in Deep Space Carey Rockwell
British Dictionary definitions for bucket seat

bucket seat

a seat in a car, aircraft, etc, having curved sides that partially enclose and support the body
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