Definition of shoulder belt in US English:

shoulder belt


  • 1A seat belt that passes over the shoulder and across the chest.

    • ‘These seats are used with a shoulder belt and are for use in vehicles with built-in head restraints.’
    • ‘The lap and shoulder belts keep you from being thrown from the car.’
    • ‘Importantly for families, six of the seven of the seats have shoulder belts, with the middle seat in the middle row having a lap belt instead.’
    • ‘I had driven for just over 40 miles without my shoulder belt!’
    • ‘For example, the child can slip out of an incorrectly fitting belt during a crash; or, if the shoulder belt is on the neck, it can cause neck injury.’
    • ‘Make sure your child always uses a booster seat until at least 60 lb and he is tall enough for the car's lap and shoulder belt to be positioned correctly.’
    • ‘The interior theme is elegant simplicity and safety with both driver and passenger buckled in with four-point shoulder belts.’
    • ‘The shoulder belt should not be placed behind the back because the upper body will not be restrained, and the belt may not work in this configuration.’
    • ‘It recommended automakers put shoulder belts in all 15-passenger vans, and redesign the vehicles to prevent roof crush.’
    • ‘The shoulder belt could hurt your child's arm or neck badly.’
    • ‘I unbuckled the shoulder belt and opened the door.’
    • ‘In current models, the shield can be removed and the restraint can be used with a lap and shoulder belt as a belt-positioning booster seat for children too big for the full harness.’
    • ‘This concept features an additional two-point shoulder belt mounted in the top of each front seatback, at its inboard side, which is pulled down across the occupant's chest.’
    • ‘The rear seat features outboard head restraints mounted to the roof and cab back and a center shoulder belt for the rear seat of the Quad Cab.’
    • ‘‘If you transport children frequently, you might want to make sure the middle backseat position has a shoulder belt,’ Kurrus said.’
    • ‘Simulation studies have shown that when lap and shoulder belts are used correctly, they reduce the risk of fatal injury of front seat passengers by about 45 per cent and the risk of minor or major injury by about 50 per cent.’
    • ‘Do not simply tuck the shoulder belt behind the child's back.’
    • ‘Wearing a lap belt keeps you anchored to the car seat and your shoulder belt keeps your upper body from pitching forward and hitting the airbag as it deploys.’
    • ‘Never place a shoulder belt behind a child's back or under a child's arm.’
    • ‘Pyrotechnic tensioners pull front seat lap and shoulder belts tight immediately after a frontal impact.’
    1. 1.1 A bandolier or other strap passing over one shoulder and under the opposite arm.


shoulder belt

/ˈSHōldər belt/