Seat-lock

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Seat-lock the lock of a reversible seat in railroad cars
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. sǽt, an ambush—sittan, to seat; or more prob. Ice. sæti, a seat—sat, pa.t. of sitja, to sit.

Usage

In literature:

As soon as I was seated, she locked bottle and glass carefully.
"Atlantic Monthly, Volume 12, No. 73, November, 1863" by Various
Rumpety locked his lips again and took his seat.
"Peak and Prairie" by Anna Fuller
She locked her door, and seated herself in an easy chair by her window with the calmness of despair.
"The Carved Cupboard" by Amy Le Feuvre
Then, having locked the outer door, he returned and resumed his seat.
"Young Mr. Barter's Repentance" by David Christie Murray
They sat opposite to each other upon two low seats, and Lady Locke drove sideways.
"The Green Carnation" by Robert Smythe Hichens
Sir Philip Roden left his seat and, crossing the room, locked the door.
"The New Tenant" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
Finding the chapel-door still locked, I seated myself on a rock in front of the mission-house, to wait.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 90, April, 1865" by Various
The sun shone down on her flaxen locks, on one tiny hand extended on the seat by her side.
"What a Man Wills" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
Luckily the cab of the truck had not been locked and she slipped into the driver's seat, slamming the door shut.
"Penny Nichols and the Black Imp" by Joan Clark
Father and daughter were seated together, tears streaming down their faces, locked in one another's arms.
"The Wayfarers" by J. C. Snaith
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In news:

Red Holzman always had an eye for basketball talent, but on a hot October day in 1970, his eyes wandered from Reed, Bradley and Frazier and were suddenly locked on the skinny guy with the shorts seated in the stands at Monmouth College.
Power locks, mirrors, seats, windows, new alternater, new back brakes, spray in bedliner, 116,000 miles cloth interior, asking 9000 or best offer, for more info call me 785-534-2259.
Harry Reid is locked in a battle for his Senate seat.
American Airlines said Friday it is installing secondary locking devices as a preventive measure to secure the passenger seats on 49 of its Boeing 767 airplanes.
All you have to do is install any of the micrometers just like a valvespring and then expand the tool until it fully seats the valve, locks, and retainer.
When traveling through Fort Bragg on Plank Road, is it legal to transport a pistol locked in your trunk or even on the front seat of your vehicle if you have a permit to carry concealed weapons.
Fliers today can find it difficult to keep their options open while trying to get good seats and locking in a good price, especially with airfares changing often and planes more crowded.
Disneyland ride operators inspect the seat-belt locking systems on the Indiana Jones attraction in this file photo.
Emmanuel Presbyterian Church in San Jose, California had outgrown its land-locked building of 350 seats.
West and Murphy were locked in one of the country's most expensive races for a US House seat.
Crockatt, a right-wing Conservative seeking to keep a seat which borders on Stephen Harper 's appears to be in a dogfight with Liberal Harvey Locke and Green Party candidate Chris Turner.
Inspectors noted three common problems among the installed seats: not properly locking the seat into the vehicle, not having the harness straps properly tightened, and not using the chest clip correctly.
American Airlines canceled almost 100 flights as the carrier moved to install additional locking mechanisms on 48 Boeing 757 aircraft to keep seats from coming loose in flight.
Trey Grayson and Rand Paul are locked into a fierce campaign for the Republican nod for the open seat.
Ambrose told us that the seat tracks are a bit different than Chevy units because there isn't lock-wire going from one side of the seat track to the other.
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