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

  • n. A small folding seat, as in an automobile between the front and rear seats.
  • n. A small rear seat in a sports car.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A spare seat in an aircraft cockpit.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A carriage constructed with a seat which may be shifted so as to make room for second or extra seat. Also used adjectively.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An extra seat under the main seat of a buggy so arranged that the main seat can be shifted to a position further back, and the extra seat brought up in front.

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

  • n. a folding seat in an automobile


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  • "Jump seats can also be found in the main cabin of many aircraft, for the use of flight crew. Flight crew sit in the seats for takeoff and landing, and then fold them back to keep emergency exits and aisles clear. By providing jump seats, airlines can ensure that they meet safety requirements for their cabin crew without using space which could be occupied by paying passengers. a general rule, paying passengers are not permitted to fly in jump seats. When cabin crew who are not on duty fly in a jump seat, this is known as jumpseating."


    March 24, 2013