• synonyms

jump seat


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


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Nearby words

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Origin of jump seat

An Americanism dating back to 1860–65 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for jump seat

jump seat


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