Definition of Airbag

1. Noun. A protective system in automobiles in which when a crash occurs, a bag containing nitrogen, formed by the explosive decomposition of sodium azide, quickly inflates in front of the driver or passenger, preventing injury to the head. Side air bags, including the back seat passengers, also prevent injury. ¹

2. Noun. (slang) A person who talks too much; a windbag or gossip. ¹

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Definition of Airbag

1. an inflatable safety device in an automobile [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Airbag

air transportation system
air travel
air traveler
air traveller
air tube
air turborocket
air unit
air vent
air vesicles
air vessel
air wave
air well
airbag (current term)

Literary usage of Airbag

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Air Bag Safety: Hearing Before the Committee on Commerce, Science edited by Larry Pressler (1998)
"This occurs in the early part of the airbag inflation cycle. Weber discusses a variety of possible "solutions," the most obvious being restricting the ..."

2. Baby Seats, Safety Belts, & You! by Judy A. Hammond, Robert J. Breitenbach, Janet B. Carnes (1997)
"(Never place rear-facing infants in the front seat if a passenger side airbag is present) Sensors Diagnostic Module airbag Cushions you in a frontal crash ..."

3. Diseases of the nose, throat, and ear, and their accessory cavities by Seth Scott Bishop (1908)
"Pulitzer's airbag. pharynx. With the head thrown backward the weight of the silver catheter is often sufficient to carry it into the pharynx. ..."

4. Keeping Children Safe in Traffic by OECD Staff, Kate McMahon (2004)
"In the United Kingdom, parents are advised to avoid installing a rear-facing infant carrier in a seating position with an active frontal airbag. ..."

5. Architecture Goes Wild by Kas Oosterhuis (2002)
"The availability of the view is controlled by the airbag. ... When the airbag is inflated it fills the entire space and shuts out the view. ..."

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