from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Made or designed to be worn without a belt: an unbelted jacket.
- adj. Not having or using a seat belt: tests of unbelted dummies at various impact speeds.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. not belted
- adj. without a belt
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. lacking a belt
Perhaps more along the lines of the .375 Ruger and .338 Federal that seem to offer balanced performance in unbelted cases.
Front airbags original purpose was to protect "unbelted" occupants, yet they added over $1,000 to the cost of the vehicle when introduced.
Some 75% involved an unbelted rider; 84% an unhelmeted rider; 52% high speeds and sharp turns; and 29% drugs or alcohol.
Under the rule, vehicle manufacturers must develop a solution to prevent an unbelted adult from moving more than four inches past the side window in a crash situation.
An unbelted MF Global was not careening down the New Jersey Turnpike at twice the legal speed limit.
Gone are the days when kids were allowed to pile into the way back of the station wagon for a carefree, unbelted ride.
The redhead, wearing a purple tank top and black leather pants underneath her unbelted black trench, dropped into a crouch in front of a crypt, her expression perplexed as she studied the path.
Note: cords are not jeggings—stay away from anything too snug and make sure you can anchor them with a weighty leather belt; unbelted cords, as opposed to unbelted jeans, look unfinished.
The safety board acted after an accident involving an inexperienced and unbelted 20-year-old who was on her cellphone and speeding in Maryland.
In 2008, 31 percent of fatal crashes involved a driver under the influence of alcohol and 50 percent of occupants killed in crashes were unbelted, according to NHTSA data.
Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.