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safety belt

noun
1.
2.
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.
3.
Origin of safety belt
1855-1860
First recorded in 1855-60
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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

noun
1.
another name for seat belt
2.
a belt or strap worn by a person working at a great height and attached to a fixed object to prevent him from falling
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