leg·​room | \ ˈleg-ˌrüm How to pronounce legroom (audio) , -ˌru̇m also ˈlāg- \

Definition of legroom

: space in which to extend the legs while seated

Examples of legroom in a Sentence

I need a car with more legroom. airplane seats that offer little legroom
Recent Examples on the Web The evidence suggested that Cruz was in an Economy Plus seat, with plenty of legroom, on a United Airlines flight out of Houston. Washington Post, "Texas is freezing, but the roast of Ted Cruz is on," 18 Feb. 2021 That’s the four rows behind first class with extra legroom. Scott Mcmurren, Anchorage Daily News, "Fare wars and spring specials yield airfare bargains for Alaskans willing to travel," 13 Feb. 2021 Front-seat space is generous, and the heated rear bench has plenty of legroom for six-footers. Tony Quiroga, Car and Driver, "Tested: 2021 Genesis G80 2.5T AWD Introduces Some Choices," 12 Feb. 2021 The cabin offers plush seating for both front and rear occupants, generous legroom, and high-end materials and features. Drew Dorian, Car and Driver, "2021 Lexus LS500's Edgy Styling Belies Its Soft Side," 12 Dec. 2020 That level of luxury continues into the second row, where occupants enjoy plush heated seats and their own climate controls along with big-luxury-sedan levels of legroom. Annie White, Car and Driver, "Tested: 2021 Genesis GV80 3.5T Delivers Guilt-Free Opulence," 22 Oct. 2020 Once there, the headroom is tight; back-seaters will have to negotiate legroom with the people sitting ahead. Dan Neil, WSJ, "2021 Kia Sorento: Finally, an SUV That’s the Right Size for Families," 16 Dec. 2020 That boosts legroom, especially for third row passengers. Louis Mazzante, Popular Mechanics, "2021 Chevy Suburban Diesel—First Test Drive," 11 Dec. 2020 However, as the survey notes, multinationals have more legroom to invest than SMEs. Annabelle Timsit, Quartz, "UK businesses are still investing in China despite political differences," 8 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of legroom

1837, in the meaning defined above

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27 Feb 2021

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“Legroom.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/legroom. Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of legroom

: space in which you can extend your legs when you are sitting

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