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ejection seat

an airplane seat that can be ejected with the pilot in an emergency.
Also called ejector seat.
Origin of ejection seat
First recorded in 1940-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • With an ejection seat, a jet pilot can be shot out of a plane traveling over Mach one, and live to tell about it.

    Space Tug Murray Leinster
  • This crumpling cabin fell fast, but Joe stuffed Mike in an ejection seat and shot him out.

    Space Tug Murray Leinster
British Dictionary definitions for ejection seat

ejection seat

a seat, esp as fitted to military aircraft, that is fired by a cartridge or rocket to eject the occupant from the aircraft in an emergency
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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