Entry from US English dictionary
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.
- 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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Syllabification: pas·sive res·traint
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