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

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And its back seat is short on legroom, especially on the passenger side where a hump for the fuel tank encroaches into the footwell. James Lipman, Car and Driver, "2018 Cadillac CTS-V," 13 Mar. 2018 Both seats move fore and aft to make more room for third-row passengers or to maximize second-row legroom. Emma Jayne Williams, star-telegram, "Buick redesigns the Enclave crossover for 2018, adding high-end Avenir trim | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 21 Apr. 2018 The two additional seats subtract one cubic foot of cargo space (36 cubes to the two-row’s 37) and 1.0 inch of second-row legroom. K.c. Colwell, Car and Driver, "2019 Hyundai Santa Fe," 2 Mar. 2018 On the inside, the Navigator provides more passenger space in almost every metric, with the most significant advantage an additional 11.3 inches for third-row legroom. Mark Takahashi, USA TODAY, "Which is better? Lincoln Navigator and Cadillac Escalade compared," 2 Feb. 2018 Next to small increases in legroom front and rear and a smidge extra headroom for rear-seat passengers, the biggest improvement is to the Accent’s looks. Alexander Stoklosa, Car and Driver, "2018 Hyundai Accent Manual," 18 Jan. 2018 The seats are more than extra legroom, typically featuring recliner-type seats with extra width and recline. Bart Jansen, USA TODAY, "Delta expanding 'Premium Select' to all widebody European flights by 2021," 12 July 2018 And those in back have generous legroom of 40 inches at the maximum, and the seat has a few inches of fore-aft slide and recline. Mark Maynard, sandiegouniontribune.com, "2018 Jeep Cherokee Overland: A 'premium' midcycle redesign," 25 May 2018 The second-row seats can be adjusted to provide adequate legroom for adults in both the second and third row. Al Haas, Philly.com, "Subaru offers roomy new Ascent to compete with three-row crossovers," 24 May 2018

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First Known Use of legroom

1837, in the meaning defined above

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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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