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hot seat

  

      n  
1    Informal   a precarious, difficult, or dangerous position  
2      (U.S.)      a slang term for       electric chair  
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seat  
      n  
1    a piece of furniture designed for sitting on, such as a chair or sofa  
2    the part of a chair, bench, etc., on which one sits  
3    a place to sit, esp. one that requires a ticket  
I have two seats for the film tonight     
4    another name for buttocks (see buttock)  
5    the part of a garment covering the buttocks  
6    the part or area serving as the base of an object  
7    the part or surface on which the base of an object rests  
8    the place or centre in which something is located  
a seat of government     
9    a place of abode, esp. a country mansion that is or was originally the chief residence of a family  
10    a membership or the right to membership in a legislative or similar body  
11      (Chiefly Brit)   a parliamentary constituency  
12    membership in a stock exchange  
13    the manner in which a rider sits on a horse  
14    by the seat of one's pants   by instinct rather than knowledge or experience  
15    on seat     (W African)  
informal   (of officials) in the office rather than on tour or on leave  
the agricultural advisor will be on seat tomorrow     
      vb  
16    tr   to bring to or place on a seat; cause to sit down  
17    tr   to provide with seats  
18    tr; often passive   to place or centre  
the ministry is seated in the capital     
19    tr   to set firmly in place  
20    tr   to fix or install in a position of power  
21    tr   to put a seat on or in (an item of furniture, garment, etc.)  
22    intr   (of garments) to sag in the area covering the buttocks  
your thin skirt has seated badly     
     (Old English gesete; related to Old Norse sæti, Old High German gasazi, Middle Dutch gesaete)  
  seatless      adj  


back seat  
      n  
1    a seat at the back, esp. of a vehicle  
2    Informal   a subordinate or inconspicuous position (esp. in the phrase take a back seat)  
back-seat driver  
      n  
Informal  
1    a passenger in a car who offers unwanted advice to the driver  
2    a person who offers advice on or tries to direct matters that are not his or her concern  
box seat  
      n  
1    a seat in a theatre box  
2    in the box seat     (Brit., Austral., and N.Z.)   in the best position  
bucket seat  
      n   a seat in a car, aircraft, etc., having curved sides that partially enclose and support the body  
country seat  
      n   a large estate or property in the country  
county seat  
      n     (Chiefly U.S)      another term for       county town  
death seat  
      n     (U.S. and Austral)  
slang   the seat beside the driver of a vehicle  
ejection seat   , ejector seat  
      n   a seat, esp. as fitted to military aircraft, that is fired by a cartridge or rocket to eject the occupant from the aircraft in an emergency  
hot seat  
      n  
1    Informal   a precarious, difficult, or dangerous position  
2      (U.S.)      a slang term for       electric chair  
inertia-reel seat belt  
      n   a type of car seat belt in which the belt is free to unwind from a metal drum except when the drum locks as a result of rapid deceleration  
jump seat  
      n  
1    a folding seat for temporary use, as on the flight deck of some aircraft for an additional crew member  
2      (Brit)   a folding seat in a motor vehicle such as in a London taxi  
love seat  
      n   a small upholstered sofa for two people  
mercy seat  
      n  
1      (Old Testament)   the gold platform covering the Ark of the Covenant and regarded as the throne of God where he accepted sacrifices and gave commandments (Exodus 25:17, 22)  
2      (Christianity)   the throne of God  
rumble seat  
      n     (U.S. and Canadian)   a folding outside seat at the rear of some early cars; dicky  
safe seat  
      n   a Parliamentary seat that at an election is sure to be held by the same party as held it before  
seat belt  
      n  
1      (Also called)    safety belt   a belt or strap worn in a vehicle to restrain forward motion in the event of a collision  
2    a similar belt or strap worn in an aircraft at takeoff and landing and in rough weather  
sliding seat  
      n     (Rowing)   a seat that slides forwards and backwards with the oarsman, lengthening his stroke  
window seat  
      n  
1    a seat below a window, esp. in a bay window  
2    a seat beside a window in a bus, train, etc.  

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seat

  

      n  
1    bench, chair, pew, settle, stall, stool, throne  
2    axis, capital, centre, cradle, headquarters, heart, hub, location, place, site, situation, source, station  
3    base, bed, bottom, cause, footing, foundation, ground, groundwork  
4    abode, ancestral hall, house, mansion, residence  
5    chair, constituency, incumbency, membership, place  
      vb  
6    accommodate, cater for, contain, have room or capacity for, hold, sit, take  
7    deposit, fix, install, locate, place, set, settle, sit  

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back seat, box seat, bucket seat, country seat

Diccionario colaborativo     Inglés Definiciones
n.
attitude or practise whereby a man, either sitting at the table, on a sofa or in public transportation, adopts a spread position notably splaying his legs wide apart in such a way as to encroach on an adjacent seat and deny space to the person sitting or wanting to sit next to him
Ex: I become upset and irritated seeing all that manspreading in the subway and buses during rush hours and more generally by that growing lack of civil vertue everywhere.
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