Definition of pretensioner in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌprēˈten(t)SHənər/


A device designed to pull a seat belt tight in an accident.
Example sentences
  • Additionally, there are dozens of safety/security features, such as the safety cage occupant compartment, dual-stage airbags, roof-rail airbag system and seatbelt pretensioners.
  • All Sentras are fitted with a tilt steering wheel, seat belt pretensioners, height-adjustable driver's seat and electric rear window defroster.
  • There are driver and passenger front air bags, ABS brakes, and front seat belt pretensioners with load limiters.

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Syllabification: pre·ten·sion·er

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