Why is the bucket seat in automobiles called so?

Why is the bucket seat in automobiles called so?According to some sources, the word bucket comes from the French word ‘baquet’ which means cockpit. A bucket seat is much more comfortable, especially for long journeys. Bucket seats came into use after WW II in small cars due to the lack of seating room for a third passenger on account of the presence of a floor-mounted gear handle.

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