Wortformen:(regular plural) lap and diagonal belts
noun (Automotive engineering: Vehicle components, Bodywork, controls, and accessories) A lap and diagonal belt is a strap attached to a seat in a vehicle that extends horizontally in front of the hips and diagonally from the outer shoulder across the chest. You fasten it across your body in order to prevent yourself being thrown out of the seat if there is a sudden movement or stop.
SIMILAR WORDS: three-point belt, lap and shoulder belt ⇒ A booster seat enables a child, from 4 years old, to use an adult lap and diagonal belt. ⇒ The provision of a lap and diagonal belt for the center rear seat is a good safety feature of this model. ⇒ Most coaches are now fitted with lap and diagonal belts instead of simple lap belts.
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