rumble seat

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rumble seat

n.
An uncovered passenger seat that opens out from the rear of an automobile.
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rumble seat

n
(Automotive Engineering) US and Canadian a folding outside seat at the rear of some early cars; dicky
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rum′ble seat`


n.
a seat recessed into the back of a coupe or roadster, covered by a hinged lid that opens to form the back of the seat when in use.
[1910–15]
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Rumble seat

Originally a seat for servants behind the main body of a carriage, but later an uncovered folding automobile seat placed where the trunk is now located. The rumble seat was also sometimes referred to as a Mother-in-law seat.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Rumble seat - a folding outside seat in the back of some early carsrumble seat - a folding outside seat in the back of some early cars
roadster, runabout, two-seater - an open automobile having a front seat and a rumble seat
seat - any support where you can sit (especially the part of a chair or bench etc. on which you sit); "he dusted off the seat before sitting down"
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