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 Joyce said the airline would add more premium economy and business class seats, and provide more legroom for passengers traveling in economy. Tom Costello, NBC News, "Doing the 'Macarena' at 2 a.m. on Qantas' record-breaking 19-hour flight," 21 Oct. 2019 The coaches sit up front and the players sit in back, all in black first-class seats with 5 inches of extra legroom. BostonGlobe.com, "Behind the scenes with the Revolution on a road trip to Soccer City, USA - The Boston Globe," 15 Oct. 2019 As in the Wrangler, though, those with long legs could do with a bit more legroom up front. Jim Resnick, Ars Technica, "The 2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon, tested," 8 Oct. 2019 While other airlines also offer this approach, Moxy will up the ante by giving the higher fare fliers a 2-2 seat configuration and more legroom. Barbara Peterson, Condé Nast Traveler, "All of the Details We Have on David Neeleman's New Domestic Airline," 1 Oct. 2019 That includes fees for a regular economy fare, seats with extra legroom or (gasp) first class. Scott Mcmurren, Anchorage Daily News, "How much does it cost to leap from a basic economy fare to a regular plane ticket? It depends.," 16 Nov. 2019 The second row has a maximum of 42.4 inches of legroom, adjustable by the sliding captain’s chairs, which also recline. Mark Maynard, San Diego Union-Tribune, "2020 Hyundai Palisade: move-in ready at $50,000," 19 Oct. 2019 Spirit Airlines is pressing ahead with a customer-service campaign by planning the installation of new seats with more legroom and better fits for the backs of passengers. David Lyons, sun-sentinel.com, "Spirit Airlines to offer roomier seats with more legroom," 11 Sep. 2019 With the new design, Spirit’s new seats will offer about 30 inches of legroom. Hugo Martin, Los Angeles Times, "Spirit Airlines tries to fix its image with comfier seats," 9 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of legroom

1837, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of legroom was in 1837

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6 Dec 2019

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“Legroom.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/legroom. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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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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