seat belt

seat belt
a safety belt used in a car or plane to hold you in your seat in case of an accident
Syn: ↑seatbelt
Hypernyms: ↑safety belt, ↑life belt, ↑safety harness
Part Holonyms: ↑car seat, ↑plane seat

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: an arrangement of straps or webbing designed to hold a person steady in a seat (as during the takeoff of an airplane or in an automobile collision)

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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. Also, seatbelt. Also called safety belt. Cf. lap belt.

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seat belt noun
(also safety belt) an adjustable belt for holding the occupant firmly in his or her aircraft seat, car seat, etc
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Main Entry:seat

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seat belt UK US noun [countable] [singular seat belt plural seat belts]
a strong belt in a car or plane that you fasten around yourself to hold you in your seat
Thesaurus: internal parts of cars and other road vehiclesmeronym makes of carhyponym

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seat belt,
a strap attached to the seat of an automobile or airplane, and buckled across the occupant's lap to hold him in the seat in the event of a crash, jolt, or bump; safety belt.

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(also seatbelt) n. a belt or strap securing a person to prevent injury, esp. in a vehicle or aircraft

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noun, pl ⋯ belts [count]
: a strap on a vehicle's seat that holds a person in the seat if there is an accident

Fasten your seat belt.

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ˈseat belt [seat belt seat belts] (also ˈsafety belt) noun
a belt that is attached to the seat in a car or a plane and that you fasten around yourself so that you are not thrown out of the seat if there is an accident

Fasten your seat belts.

See also:safety belt  
Having a car
have/own/ (BrE) run a car
ride a motorcycle/motorbike
drive/prefer/use an automatic/a manual/(NAmE, informal) a stick shift
have/get your car serviced/fixed/repaired
buy/sell a used car/(especially BrE) a second-hand car
take/pass/fail a (BrE) driving test/(both NAmE) driver's test/road test
get/obtain/have/lose/carry a/your (BrE) driving licence/(NAmE) driver's license
put on/fasten/ (NAmE) buckle/wear/undo your seat belt/safety belt
put/turn/leave the key in the ignition
start the car/engine
(BrE) change/ (NAmE) shift/put sth into gear
press/put your foot on the brake pedal/clutch/accelerator
release the clutch/(especially BrE) the handbrake/(both NAmE) the emergency brake/the parking brake
drive/park/reverse the car
(BrE) indicate left/right
(especially NAmE) signal that you are turning left/right
take/miss (BrE) the turning/(especially NAmE) the turn
apply/hit/slam on the brake(s)
beep/honk/ (especially BrE) toot/ (BrE) sound your horn
Problems and accidents
a car skids/crashes (into sth)/collides (with sth)
swerve to avoid an oncoming car/a pedestrian
crash/lose control of the car
have/be in/be killed in/survive a car crash/a car accident/(NAmE) a car wreck/a hit-and-run
be run over/knocked down by a car/bus/truck
dent/hit (BrE) the bonnet/(NAmE) the hood
break/crack/shatter (BrE) the windscreen/(NAmE) the windshield
blow/ (especially BrE) burst/puncture (BrE) a tyre/(NAmE) a tire
get/have (BrE) a flat tyre/a flat tire/a puncture
inflate/change/fit/replace/check a tyre/tire
Traffic and driving regulations
be caught in/get stuck in/sit in a traffic jam
cause congestion/tailbacks/traffic jams/gridlock
experience/face lengthy delays
beat/avoid the traffic/the rush hour
break/observe/ (NAmE) drive the speed limit
be caught on (BrE) a speed camera
stop sb for/pull sb over for/ (BrE, informal) be done for speeding
(both informal) run/ (BrE) jump a red light/the lights
be arrested for/charged with (BrE) drink-driving/(both US) driving under the influence (DUI)/driving while intoxicated (DWI)
be banned/ (BrE) disqualified from driving

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