Definition of Rumble seat

1. Noun. A folding outside seat in the back of some early cars.

Group relationships: Roadster, Runabout, Two-seater
Generic synonyms: Seat



Definition of Rumble seat

1. Noun. (dated) An extra passenger seat or row of seats in an automobile, which typically folds away into a rear storage compartment. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Rumble Seat

rum go
rum nose
rum sling
rumaki
rumakis
rumal
rumals
rumba
rumbaed
rumbaing
rumbalike
rumbas
rumbelow
rumbelows
rumble
rumble seat (current term)
rumble seats
rumbled
rumbler
rumblers
rumbles
rumbleth
rumblier
rumbliest
rumbling
rumblingly
rumblings
rumbly
rumbo
rumbooze

Literary usage of Rumble seat

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

1. The Horseless Age (1909)
"Hill Folding Back rumble seat and New Tonneau Seat. A rumble seat with a ... have also brought out a new tonneau seat recently, which they HILL rumble seat. ..."

2. A Dictionary of Automobile Terms by Albert L. Clough (1913)
"rumble seat—A small seat, usually single but occasionally for two, ... rumble seat. Runabout—A body primarily intended to accommodate two persons upon a ..."

3. Leading Cases of the Court of Civil Appeals of the State of Tennessee: With by Jos C Higgins, Tennessee Court of Civil Appeals, Court of Civil Appeals, Tennessee (1915)
"In that case the manufacturer placed on the rear of the automobile what is called a rumble seat. They put it there so insecurely as to be likely to break ..."

4. International Library of Technology: A Series of Textbooks for Persons by International Textbook Company (1910)
"... the term runabout to cars having a single rumble seat behind the front seat, as shown in Fig. 47 (c), while others classify such cars as roadsters. ..."

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