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View synonyms for seat belt

seat belt

or seatbelt

noun

  1. a belt or strap in an automobile, airplane, etc., fastened around or sometimes diagonally across the midsection to keep the person safely secured, as during a sudden stop.


seat belt

noun

  1. Also calledsafety belt a belt or strap worn in a vehicle to restrain forward motion in the event of a collision
  2. a similar belt or strap worn in an aircraft at takeoff and landing and in rough weather


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Word History and Origins

Origin of seat belt1

First recorded in 1945–50
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Example Sentences

Driving drunk and not using a seat belt — those are individual choices, with consequences that show up quite clearly in the car-crash data.

Children move from rear-facing seats to forward-facing seats with harnesses and then on to booster seats, which rely on the vehicle’s seat belts rather than built-in harnesses.

Statistically, the risk of serious injury in car accident is very very low, but you better believe I make sure my kids put on seat belt every time they get in the car.

Delle Donne sits in the passenger seat immediately after her second surgery with the seat belt on, waiting for Clifton to return from the pharmacy with the camera mounted on the dashboard.

The prince agreed to surrender his driving license but not before being seen two days after the accident driving, without a seat belt, in a replacement SUV.

They want to change bad behaviors—tobacco, alcohol, using a seat belt, anything.

Seat belt use alone is credited with saving 300,000 lives over the past forty years.

Yet in Paris she failed to buckle her seat belt in a fleeing car.

The driver, a young guy, was hung up in his seat belt with blood pouring out of his left arm, sliced to the bone.

He was ousted as governor, he had seat-belt issues, now this.

Senator Vance Duran unhooked the seat belt, reached for his briefcase, and stepped into the crowded aisle.

Mrs. Jackson let Baartock put on his seat belt himself, but she checked to make sure it was fastened.

No matter how you figured it, he was here, hanging upside down in his seat belt in a pretty thoroughly wrinkled up ship.

He noticed suddenly that the seat belt light had flashed on.

She checked to make sure he had fastened his seat-belt properly, and then started the engine.

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