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safety belt

a belt or strap worn as a safety precaution by a person working at a great height:
The safety belt worn by a window washer is usually secured to each side of the window frame.
Origin of safety belt
First recorded in 1855-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for safety belt
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  • He unstrapped her safety belt and lifted her out of the cockpit.

    In Apple-Blossom Time

    Clara Louise Burnham
  • He did not unbuckle his safety belt—he rose and it snapped like a string.

    The Jupiter Weapon Charles Louis Fontenay
  • With a throb of fear Dane unhooked his safety belt and hurried over to him.

    Plague Ship Andre Norton
  • There was no safety belt to keep her from being tossed about, for the chief stewardess remained in the aisle.

  • Mary screamed, and began reaching for the buckle of the safety belt that fastened her to her seat.

    Tom Swift and his Air Scout Victor Appleton
  • Rick helped the governor in, buckled his safety belt, then ran around and got into the pilot's seat.

    The Flaming Mountain Harold Leland Goodwin
  • No sooner was he seated and snapping the safety belt buckle than Freddy was scrambling into the observer's cockpit.

    Dave Dawson at Dunkirk Robert Sydney Bowen
  • Reaction set in and Dave laughed hysterically, and tore at his safety belt buckles.

    Dave Dawson at Dunkirk Robert Sydney Bowen
  • I made ready for the worst, loosening my safety belt and preparing to salve my notes of the flight.

  • He had loosened his safety belt, and was ready to abandon ship if we hit the water.

British Dictionary definitions for safety belt

safety belt

another name for seat belt
a belt or strap worn by a person working at a great height and attached to a fixed object to prevent him from falling
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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