bench seat

bench seat
: a seat in an automotive vehicle that extends the full width of the passenger section

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n. a seat across the whole width of a car

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noun, pl ⋯ seats [count]
: a long seat in a vehicle (such as a car) that goes across the full width of the passenger section

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