ejection seat


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ejection seat

n.
A seat fitted with an explosive charge and designed to eject the occupant clear of an aircraft during an in-flight emergency.

ejection seat

or

ejector seat

n
(Aeronautics) a seat, esp as fitted to military aircraft, that is fired by a cartridge or rocket to eject the occupant from the aircraft in an emergency

ejec′tion seat`


n.
an airplane seat that can be ejected together with the pilot in an emergency.
[1940–45]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ejection seat - a pilot's seat in an airplane that can be forcibly ejected in the case of an emergencyejection seat - a pilot's seat in an airplane that can be forcibly ejected in the case of an emergency; then the pilot descends by parachute
cockpit - compartment where the pilot sits while flying the aircraft
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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