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safety belt

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noun
  1. seat belt.
  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. life belt.

Origin of safety belt

First recorded in 1855–60
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Examples from the Web for safety belt

Historical Examples

  • Where his safety-belt had held him, his body was one wide bruise.

    Space Tug

    Murray Leinster

  • With sardonic docility he unfastened his safety-belt and stepped out into the spiral, descending aisle.

    Operation: Outer Space</p>

    William Fitzgerald Jenkins

  • He straps himself in his seat with a safety-belt, and pulls on a pair of fur-covered gloves.

    'Green Balls'

    Paul Bewsher

  • And ten days later he rode a 'copter into town, his money-belt strapped beneath his safety-belt.

    This Crowded Earth

    Robert Bloch


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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