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jump seat

noun
1.
a movable or folding seat, as in a carriage, taxicab, or limousine, used as an extra seat.
Origin of jump seat
1860-1865
An Americanism dating back to 1860-65
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  • He took his seat at the controls and indicated the jump seat next to him.

    Code Three Rick Raphael
  • She sat erect in the jump seat and looked sourly at the young trooper.

    Code Three Rick Raphael
  • I sat in the jump seat on the right side of the car and Kenneth O'Donnell sat in the jump seat on the left side of the car.

    Warren Commission (7 of 26): Hearings Vol. VII (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
  • Ross, growling low in his throat, turned suddenly in his jump seat and grabbed Crowley by the coat front.

    The Common Man Guy McCord (AKA Dallas McCord Reynolds)
  • And what is the relative position of the jump seat to the rear seat on the Presidential automobile?

    Warren Commission (5 of 26): Hearings Vol. V (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
  • And what is the relative height of the jump seat and the rear seat?

    Warren Commission (5 of 26): Hearings Vol. V (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
  • The jump seat of the Secret Service car is a little closer to the right door.

    Warren Commission (5 of 26): Hearings Vol. V (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
  • Kelly finished straightening up in the galley and then came forward to sit on the jump seat between the two troopers.

    Code Three Rick Raphael
  • Haverstraw sank down onto the jump seat with a happy dazed look on his face.

    Code Three Rick Raphael
  • Kelly had cleared the galley and taken her place on the jump seat between the two troopers.

    Code Three Rick Raphael
British Dictionary definitions for jump seat

jump seat

noun
1.
a folding seat for temporary use, as on the flight deck of some aircraft for an additional crew member
2.
(Brit) a folding seat in a motor vehicle such as in a London taxi
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