safety belt


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.

Nearby words

  1. safeguard,
  2. safekeeping,
  3. safelight,
  4. safely,
  5. safety,
  6. safety car,
  7. safety catch,
  8. safety chain,
  9. safety circuit,
  10. safety curtain

Origin of safety belt

First recorded in 1855–60 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for safety belt

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

    This Crowded Earth|Robert Bloch
  • With sardonic docility he unfastened his safety-belt and stepped out into the spiral, descending aisle.

    Operation: Outer Space|William Fitzgerald Jenkins
  • Where his safety-belt had held him, his body was one wide bruise.

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

    'Green Balls'|Paul Bewsher

British Dictionary definitions for safety belt

safety belt


another name for seat belt
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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