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seat belt

1. 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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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Seat Belt


a protective device that holds the driver or passenger of an automobile in the seat in the event of an emergency situation. The use of seat belts significantly lowers the severity of the consequences if a vehicle should be involved in a collision, overturn, or suddenly reduce its speed. Seat belts are also used in airplanes.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

lap belt

A safety belt that fastens across the lap. Also called a seat belt.

safety belt

A belt installed at the aircraft seat to hold the occupants tight in their seats. Also called a seat belt or a lap belt.
An Illustrated Dictionary of Aviation Copyright © 2005 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved
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