an airplane seat that can be ejected with the pilot in an emergency.
- Also called ejector seat .
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How to use ejection seat in a sentence
He ejected and cleared the aircraft, but when he separated from the ejection seat and opened his parachute, his lower leg straps were not connected, so the parachute pulled the harness off his body and he fell to his death, Montijo explained.The Air Force is testing a less awkward replacement for ‘piddle packs’ | David Roza/Task & Purpose | December 9, 2021 | Popular-Science
As it happened, a few weeks later, Hoover would break both of his own legs bailing out of another plane after its ejection seat failed.Chuck Yeager has died at 97, but the legacy of his record-breaking flight lives on | Rob Verger | December 8, 2020 | Popular-Science
He bounded from the chair as though he had triggered a high speed ejection seat in a burning jet.Brink of Madness | Walter J. Sheldon
With an ejection seat, a jet pilot can be shot out of a plane traveling over Mach one, and live to tell about it.Space Tug | Murray Leinster
This crumpling cabin fell fast, but Joe stuffed Mike in an ejection seat and shot him out.Space Tug | Murray Leinster
British Dictionary definitions for ejection seat
a seat, esp as fitted to military aircraft, that is fired by a cartridge or rocket to eject the occupant from the aircraft in an emergency
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