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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. 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

Etymologies

Australian, so called because this seat is said to be the most dangerous one in the event of an accident.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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