jump seat

jump seat
noun
a folding seat in an automobile (Freq. 1)
Hypernyms: ↑seat

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noun
1. : a movable carriage seat
2. : a folding seat between front and rear seats of a closed passenger automobile

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a movable or folding seat, as in a carriage, taxicab, or limousine, used as an extra seat.
[1860-65, Amer.]

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jump seat noun
1. A movable seat in a car or aircraft
2. A carriage with a movable seat (obsolete)
3. A folding seat
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Main Entry:jump

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jump seat,
1. a collapsible seat hinged to the floor of an automobile directly behind the front seat and in front of the back seat.
2. any similar seat hinged to the floor or wall, especially in an airplane, elevator, or the like.

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n. an extra seat, esp. in a car or taxicab, that folds back when not in use

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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