Meaning of “ejection seat” in the English Dictionary

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"ejection seat" in British English

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ejection seatnoun [ C ]

uk /ɪˈdʒekt.ʃən ˌsiːt/ us /ɪˈdʒekt.ʃən ˌsiːt/ UK also ejector seat, uk /ɪˈdʒek.təˌsiːt/ us /-tɚ-/

Examples from literature

  • A little over a month before, it had seemed to Joe that ejection seats were the most useless of all possible pieces of equipment to have in a space ship. 
  • I even caught Mike polishing the ejection seats, because there wasn't anything else to make sure of! 
  • The ejection seats were assuredly the most unlikely of all devices to be useful today. 
  • This crumpling cabin fell fast, but Joe stuffed Mike in an ejection seat and shot him out. 
  • With an ejection seat, a jet pilot can be shot out of a plane traveling over Mach one, and live to tell about it. 

(Definition of “ejection seat” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)