Definition of jump seat in English:

jump seat


North American
  • An extra seat in a car or taxi that folds back when not in use.

    • ‘He returns to his seat and I take the jump seat in the cockpit.’
    • ‘If a pilot has a license, that he's a pilot for another airline, does he automatically get a jump seat?’
    • ‘But, ultimately, we want to restore the reciprocal jump seat because it will be an enhancement to safety and security, not a detriment.’
    • ‘Rear passengers in the extended cabs also benefit from the new design with jump seats now facing forward instead of sideways.’
    • ‘He grabbed my trouser belt and wrapped his arm round the jump seat.’
    • ‘It would be the last time the pilots would happily agree to the former South African cricket captain using their jump seat.’
    • ‘Always a bit of a pain when strapped in to jump seats facing sideways in the plane, but that was a minor discomfort compared to some places he'd been recently.’
    • ‘Attendants found Naghani, who had been drinking before the flight, smoking in one of the toilets and made him sit near the lavatory in a jump seat, where he become angry, Reuters reports.’
    • ‘Since the jump seat was open, the pilots allowed one of us to sit up front during each takeoff and landing - yet another bonus of this flight which was rapidly exceeding all our expectations.’
    • ‘Our friendly flight attendants were strapped into their jump seats for the entire flight, on Captain's orders.’
    • ‘Sitting on the jump seat is relatively comfy like sitting behind the captain and first officer on a jumbo jet, though not as spacious.’
    • ‘It turned out that the 400 pound box was safe, but it crushed the jump seats in his mom's car.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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?’
    • ‘He is permitted to fly in a jump seat near the captain, enabling him to supervise the cargo throughout the flight.’
    • ‘The military pilot in the jump seat did not speak up because, not being part of the crew, he didn't feel it was his place to say anything.’
    • ‘The door closed at 13:30 local time and I made my way forward into the cockpit and took my place on the leather-covered, tube-framed jump seat behind the pilots.’
    • ‘John was in front of the president and I was in front of Ms. Kennedy and we were on jump seats with a space between the seats.’
    • ‘O'Brian struggled with the bars of the jump seat.’
    • ‘Then he went on two combat runs, sitting in a jump seat behind the primary navigator.’