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 In a competitive special election for a state house seat in deep-red Alabama last month, Democrat Marilyn Lands won by nearly 25-points. Karissa Waddick, USA TODAY, 24 Apr. 2024 How many house seats are up for electionThese are the U.S. House races to watch in 2024 What about an open vs. closed primary? USA TODAY, 18 Jan. 2024 Republicans picked up one senate seat, falling just short of control, and lost three house seats, just giving up control. The Editors, National Review, 9 Nov. 2023 Pearson has made headlines recently, following the reclamation of his state house seat, alongside Justin Jones, after being expelled in April for involvement in a gun control protest on the House floor. Shelby Stewart, Essence, 24 Aug. 2023 Peña, who lost his bid for a state house seat in November, is accused of conspiring with, and paying four other men to shoot at the homes of two county commissioners and two state legislators. Natalie Neysa Alund, USA TODAY, 17 Jan. 2023 Peña, who lost his bid for a state house seat in November, is accused of conspiring with and paying four other men to shoot at the homes. Julius Lasin, USA TODAY, 17 Jan. 2023 During a segment about former vice presidential Republican candidate Sarah Palin, and her run for Alaska's house seat in a special election, Oliver referenced a quote from a New Yorker story. Justine Browning,, 22 Aug. 2022 But as Wednesday’s ticket sales went on and went up, even some concert veterans who know and accept the idea of variable pricing wondered: Would even scalpers ask close to $5,000 for a good but not directly front-of-house seat? Chris Willman, Variety, 20 July 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1948, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of house seat was in 1948

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“House seat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jun. 2024.

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