This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word jump seat
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a folding seat in an automobile
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A spare seat in an aircraft cockpit.
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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.