Origin of rumble seat
First recorded in 1910–15
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Examples from the Web for rumble seat
"There will be my machinist in the rumble-seat," replied Morton, blushing furiously.The Last Woman
The vehicle had the usual two seats in front and a rumble-seat behind—places for three, but there were four piled aboard.
Welcome, on account of his wooden leg and the necessity of having plenty of room, had been given the rumble-seat.
In the rumble behind, lying partly over the rumble-seat, was a dust-coat.Motor Matt's Red Flyer, or, On the High Gear
Stanley R. Matthews
- US and Canadian a folding outside seat at the rear of some early cars; dicky
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