Safety-belt

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Safety-belt a belt made of some buoyant material, or capable of being inflated, for helping a person to float
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. sauf—L. salvus; prob. allied to solus.

Usage

In literature:

Mary screamed, and began reaching for the buckle of the safety belt that fastened her to her seat.
"Tom Swift and his Air Scout" by Victor Appleton
With a throb of fear Dane unhooked his safety belt and hurried over to him.
"Plague Ship" by Andre Norton
Seated in an acceleration chair, a safety belt across his middle, was Space Commander Kevin O'Brine, an Irishman out of Dublin.
"Rip Foster in Ride the Gray Planet" by Harold Leland Goodwin
The third belt was for the safety of the French at Onondaga.
"Pathfinders of the West" by A. C. Laut
Where his safety-belt had held him, his body was one wide bruise.
"Space Tug" by Murray Leinster
He unstrapped her safety belt and lifted her out of the cockpit.
"In Apple-Blossom Time" by Clara Louise Burnham
And the other is to ascend into the calm belt, where the night can be passed in a state of absolute safety.
"The Log of the Flying Fish" by Harry Collingwood
He thrust it to a place of safety in his belt.
"The Shadow Witch" by Gertrude Crownfield
There was a light safety belt across his bed.
"The Planet Strappers" by Raymond Zinke Gallun
And ten days later he rode a 'copter into town, his money-belt strapped beneath his safety-belt.
"This Crowded Earth" by Robert Bloch
There were periods of minutes when the safety-belts did not come into use.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, June, 1930" by Various
Jonner recoiled, only his webbed safety belt preventing him from plummeting from the control chair.
"Atom Drive" by Charles Louis Fontenay
Rick and Scotty buckled safety belts and sat back as the plane leveled off.
"The Caves of Fear" by John Blaine
Safety-pin showing beneath the belt.
"The American Country Girl" by Martha Foote Crow
See that your safety belts are buckled securely.
"Jane Stewardess of the Air Lines" by Ruthe S. Wheeler
After checking it one last time, he rose and dashed for the safety of the nearest shed, pulling the Uzi from his belt and chambering a round.
"Project Cyclops" by Thomas Hoover
He reached into his belt and eased off the safety.
"Project Daedalus" by Thomas Hoover
No one but could have driven all off to safety, for the water-worn belt was a very narrow one.
"Two Years in Oregon" by Wallis Nash
Snub Nose, give Blanco a hand with his safety belt.
"The Five Arrows" by Allan Chase
He straps himself in his seat with a safety-belt, and pulls on a pair of fur-covered gloves.
"'Green Balls'" by Paul Bewsher
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In news:

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, states that have enacted primary laws on average experienced an 11-percentage point increase in belt use.
A "Safety Belt Enforcement Zone" sign will be displayed on major highways.
Richmond, Va.-based James River is extending its safety and training programs by installing seat belts on all of its motorcoaches by Spring 2013.
Want to know why preschool children get safety belts on school buses or why the address for Ragsdale High changed.
Starting Wednesday, the Josephine County Sheriff's Department is participating in the "Click It or Ticket" safety belt enforcement campaign.
Safety belt usage clicks with truck drivers.
Safety belt use among commercial motor vehicle drivers increased significantly in 2007, according to a survey.
Safety belt usage clicks with truckers.
Volvo Trucks marks 50 years of its three-point safety belt.
Safety belt use by drivers of medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles increased to 72% in 2008.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently announced that safety belt use by drivers of medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles increased to 72% in 2008.
The DOT survey results show overall safety belt use climbed to 65 percent among drivers of medium-duty, Class 7 and.
Safety belt usage clicks with truck drivers.
Safety belt use among commercial motor vehicle drivers increased significantly in 2007, according to a survey.
Safety belt usage clicks with truckers.
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