inertia reel

inertia reel
noun a reel device which allows a vehicle seat belt to unwind freely but which locks under force of impact or rapid deceleration.

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  • inertia reel — Generally the seat and shoulder belts are loose so that the drive and passenger can have the freedom to move forward to adjusting the instruments on the dash, etc. However, when the vehicle decelerates quickly, as in a crash or panic stop… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • inertia reel — …   Useful english dictionary

  • inertia-reel seat belt — noun A type of self retracting seat belt in which the wearer is constrained only when violent deceleration of the vehicle causes the belt to lock • • • Main Entry: ↑inert …   Useful english dictionary

  • inertia reel seatbelt — noun a recoiling seatbelt which extends when pulled gently but will not extend when pulled suddenly. Also, inertial reel seatbelt …   Australian English dictionary

  • inertia reel seat belt — A 3 point seat belt with an automatic retractor reel. This type of seat belt allows the wearer to move while the vehicle is stationary or in steady motion but locks to restrain the wearer on sudden deceleration or impact …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • inertia reel seatbelt — noun (C) a type of seat belt that will unwind if it is pulled normally but not if it is pulled suddenly …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • reel — A revolving, often cylindrical device for winding up or letting out cord, wire, or strap. See inertia reel seat belt inertia reel locking reel …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • inertia — n. 1 Physics a property of matter by which it continues in its existing state of rest or uniform motion in a straight line, unless that state is changed by an external force. 2 inertness, sloth. Phrases and idioms: inertia reel a reel device… …   Useful english dictionary

  • reel seat belt — See inertia reel seat belt …   Dictionary of automotive terms

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