legroom

noun
leg·room | \ˈleg-ˌrüm, -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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Outboard passengers get plenty of legroom, headroom, and foot room, while the third victim gets a big, old hump. Scott Sturgis, Philly.com, "Driving the 2018 Volvo XC60," 5 July 2018 There is an additional 1.9 inches of rear legroom, and overall passenger volume has increased by 2.5 cubic feet. G. Chambers Williams Iii, Houston Chronicle, "Honda Accord debuts for 2018 with its first-ever turbocharged engines," 15 June 2018 There is an additional 1.9 inches of rear legroom, and overall passenger volume has increased by 2.5 cubic feet. G. Chambers Williams Iii, star-telegram, "All-new Honda Accord debuts for 2018 with its first-ever turbocharged engines | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 12 May 2018 Less obvious, the crew cab has 3.0 inches more rear legroom, and the truck shed up to 450 lbs., despite growing slightly larger. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, "Hits, misses and questions from the Detroit auto show," 20 Jan. 2018 Foot room is at a premium, legroom is so-so, though headroom is pretty good. Scott Sturgis, Philly.com, "2018 Stelvio rounds out the Alfa Romeo lineup," 12 July 2018 New orchestra-level seats in the auditorium are wood-backed and roomier, while refurbished seats in the mezzanine and balcony promise more comfort and legroom in the theater’s notoriously cramped upper levels. Malcolm Gay, BostonGlobe.com, "After renovations, grand old Colonial Theatre prepares to open doors," 4 June 2018 The cushioning was flatter, and slightly less comfortable, and legroom was almost seven inches less – 41.5 vs. 34.6 inches. Emma Jayne Williams, star-telegram, "Hyundai’s 2018 Kona small crossover starts at $19,500, offers all-wheel drive | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 19 May 2018 Headroom and legroom is ample back there for under 6-footers, while the second row is one of the most spacious in the full-size class. Robert Duffer, chicagotribune.com, "2018 Nissan Armada review: The beauty of this beast is value," 11 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of legroom

1837, in the meaning defined above

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legroom

noun

English Language Learners Definition of legroom

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

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