house seat


Definition of house seat

: a theater seat reserved by the management for a special guest

Examples of house seat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Antone could not run again for his state house seat because of term limits. Leslie Postal,, "Bruce Antone drops out of school board race during court hearing on his candidacy," 25 Aug. 2020 It’s been used in Australia for federal lower house seats since 1918 and in Ireland for presidential elections since 1937. Rachel Withers, Vox, "The somewhat absurd controversy over Maine’s ranked choice voting system, explained," 9 Dec. 2018 Republicans currently control about 60% of the state’s 122 house seats. Abby Vesoulis, Time, "A Jim Crow-Era Law Could Change The Results of Today's Election In Mississippi," 5 Nov. 2019 House Speaker @TinaKotek, who turns 53 today, has filed for re-election to the Portland house seat she's held since 2007. Hillary Borrud | The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, "Oregon House Speaker Tina Kotek files for re-election," 1 Oct. 2019 In West Virginia not a single woman ran for a house seat in 2016. Dan Merica And Annie Grayer, CNN, "Democratic women are winning primaries in large numbers, energizing other candidates," 14 May 2018 There were a dozen contested Republican primaries for open Ohio house seats that were effectively expensive proxy battles between pro-Householder and pro-Smith candidates. Seth A. Richardson & Andrew J. Tobias,, "Here are the 9 most interesting storylines from this week's Ohio primary election," 11 May 2018 Across the country, Democratic women held more than 1,100 state house seats in 2017, compared with 707 Republicans, according to the NSCL. Allie Morris, San Antonio Express-News, "‘Pink wave’ crests in Texas, as historic number of candidates run in U.S. Congress and state House races," 9 Mar. 2018 Back-of-the-house seats in the last row are available for as little as $62. Scott Mcmurren, Anchorage Daily News, "Travel points can be used for more than just airfare, so don’t waste them," 20 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of house seat

1948, in the meaning defined above

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16 Sep 2020

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“House seat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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