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jump seat

noun

  1. a movable or folding seat, as in a carriage, taxicab, or limousine, used as an extra seat.


jump seat

noun

  1. a folding seat for temporary use, as on the flight deck of some aircraft for an additional crew member
  2. a folding seat in a motor vehicle such as in a London taxi


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Word History and Origins

Origin of jump seat1

An Americanism dating back to 1860–65

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Example Sentences

I sat in the jump seat on the right side of the car and Kenneth O'Donnell sat in the jump seat on the left side of the car.

These particles were located underneath or in the area which would be underneath the left jump seat.

And what is the relative position of the jump seat to the rear seat on the Presidential automobile?

And what is the relative height of the jump seat and the rear seat?

The jump seat of the Secret Service car is a little closer to the right door.

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