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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

jump′ seat`(n.)

  1. a movable or folding seat, as between the front and back seats in a taxicab, used as an extra seat.

    Category: Automotive

Origin of jump seat:

1860–65, Amer.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. jump seat(noun)

    a folding seat in an automobile


  1. jump seat(Noun)

    A spare seat in an aircraft cockpit.


  1. Jump seat

    A jump seat, in aviation refers to an auxiliary seat for individuals — other than normal passengers — who are not operating the aircraft. In general, the term 'jump seat' can also refer to a seat — in any type of vehicle — which can fold up out of the way; vehicles include carriages, automobiles, vans, busses, fire tenders, and taxicabs. The term originated in the USA circa 1860 for a movable carriage seat.


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