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death seat

n. Informal
The passenger seat next to the driver of an automotive vehicle.

[So called because this seat is said to be the most dangerous one in the event of an accident.]
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death seat

n
slang US and Austral the seat beside the driver of a vehicle
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Noun1.death seat - the car seat beside the driver of an automobile; believed to be the most dangerous place to sit in a car in case of an accident
car seat - a seat in a car
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