Definition of jump seat in English:

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jump seat

Pronunciation: /ˈjəm(p) ˌsēt/

noun

chiefly North American
An extra seat, especially in a car or taxicab, that folds back when not in use.
Example sentences
  • During these training sorties, the instructor sits in the modified jump seat between the pilot's and copilot's seats, and the student occupies the copilot's seat.
  • He returns to his seat and I take the jump seat in the cockpit.
  • Are we to believe that Frank just hopped on a cockpit jump seat for his free ride with all the pilots in the airport having been warned to be on the lookout for a man fitting just his description?

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Syllabification: jump seat

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