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 According to Kiino, the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer offer best-in-class overall passenger volume (179.2 cubic feet) and third-row legroom of 36.6 inches. Bymorgan Korn, ABC News, 8 May 2022 This helps add about an inch of rear-seat legroom in the cabin, which has also been restyled with new materials and features. Eric Stafford, Car and Driver, 10 May 2022 The longer wheelbase means more interior volume, which Kia told us translates to class-leading second-row legroom (41.3 inches) along with a healthy bump in cargo capacity, now also class leading at 39.6 cubic feet behind the second row. Karl Brauer, Forbes, 2 May 2022 Even in Cathay Pacific's economy class, you'll be treated to spacious legroom, an 11.6-inch high-definition touchscreen for in-flight entertainment, and thoughtful touches like a shelf for your cell phone. Meredith Carey, Condé Nast Traveler, 29 Nov. 2021 When evaluating the quality of an airline, most people look at factors like legroom, luggage fees, reward programs, and in-flight snacks. Jessica Poitevien, Travel + Leisure, 2 Nov. 2021 The Sport’s platform is now 35 percent stiffer and its wheelbase was extended by three inches, providing about an inch of extra legroom in the rear seats. Tori Latham, Robb Report, 12 May 2022 All of this stretch is turned into extra legroom for rear-seat occupants. Mike Duff, Car and Driver, 10 May 2022 Each seat on Play's aircraft has a standard pitch of 29 to 30 inches with extra legroom seats offering 32 to 35 inches. Alison Fox, Travel + Leisure, 10 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of legroom

1837, in the meaning defined above

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“Legroom.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/legroom. Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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