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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Between endless security lines, shrinking legroom, flight delays, and jet lag, that’s fair. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "10 Tips on How to Survive a Plane Crash (Although They're Really Rare)," 13 Oct. 2018 The seat to get: Premium economy seats have three extra inches of legroom—which makes all the difference. Sarah Khan, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Case for Booking an Ultra-Long Flight," 10 Oct. 2018 Chrysler’s designers came up with a relatively low-slung van that still had lots of space, headroom and legroom. Michael Laris, The Seattle Times, "Are minivans the future face of self-driving cars?," 9 Oct. 2018 In the end: The Volvo XC60 offers plenty of luxury and definitely wins on passenger legroom. Scott Sturgis, Philly.com, "Driving the 2018 Volvo XC60," 5 July 2018 Friends and stuff: Rear seat legroom is fairly tight, even for a small crossover. Scott Sturgis, Philly.com, "Mazda takes a good thing - its CX-5 - and tinkers with it," 17 Apr. 2018 Test Results: Maximum Braking Capability View 98 Photos Interior Space Comparisons The Type R has average front-seat accommodations but the most rear legroom of its competitors. Eric Stafford, Car and Driver, "2018 Honda Civic Type R," 22 Feb. 2018 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

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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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