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 Edmondson, a 25-year resident of Southlake, had an unsuccessful bid for state house seat District 98 last fall. Anna Caplan, Dallas News, 11 Mar. 2021 Gaetz has defeated Democratic candidate Phil Ehr to retain his house seat in Florida's 1st Congressional District, according to projections by the Associated Press. Jonathan Vanian, Fortune, 4 Nov. 2020 Gregoire lost badly in the August primary for the house seat. Los Angeles Times, 2 Nov. 2020 The Happy Valley real estate broker in 2013 put up a website critical of Shemia Fagan, the woman who took his house seat. oregonlive, 28 Oct. 2020 Antone could not run again for his state house seat because of term limits. Leslie Postal,, 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, 9 Dec. 2018 Republicans currently control about 60% of the state’s 122 house seats. Abby Vesoulis, Time, 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, 1 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of house seat

1948, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of house seat was in 1948

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“House seat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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