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passive restraint Syllabification: pas·sive res·traint

Definition of passive restraint in English:


A car safety device that is activated by the force of a collision or other sudden stop and that aims to prevent injury to a passenger.
Example sentences
  • It is noted, however, that buses used to transport children in Great Britain do not feature passive restraint design as adopted in North America.
  • I was hoping to get passive restraints in cars and also state safety-belt laws, and we had none at the time, in '83.
  • A General Motors Corp. veteran of some of these battles, recalls, ‘In the early 1980s, we were at war with the insurance industry over airbags and passive restraints.’
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