leg·​room ˈleg-ˌrüm How to pronounce legroom (audio)
 also  ˈlāg-
: 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 Space in the Kia's front seats is more than adequate, but rear-seat passengers won't be nearly as happy due to restricted legroom. Austin Irwin, Car and Driver, 23 Aug. 2023 Coming soon to Sky Harbor:A Guy Fieri restaurant and PGA Tour simulator What does Corendon Airlines' adults-only zone look like? Corendon's adults-only zone will be at the front of the plane and feature nine large seats with more legroom and 93 standard seats. Michael Salerno, The Arizona Republic, 31 Aug. 2023 More:The middle seat doesn’t get both armrests: What travelers said is good airplane etiquette This area will be located at the front of the Airbus A350-900 aircraft and consists of nine XL seats with additional legroom and 93 standard seats. Kathleen Wong, USA TODAY, 29 Aug. 2023 But there’s a big elephant in the room—one that comes with two turboprop engines, not enough legroom, and an insatiable hunger for jet fuel. Darren Orf, Popular Mechanics, 2 Aug. 2023 Meanwhile, most thinner guys should go with a straight-leg, low-rise fit to ensure that the style sits comfortably on your hips and leaves a few extra inches of legroom. Maverick Li, Men's Health, 22 Aug. 2023 Main Cabin Extra Main Cabin Extra offers the same advantages as a Main Cabin fare plus perks like early boarding, extra legroom, and complimentary snacks and drinks (including alcoholic beverages). Elizabeth Rhodes, Travel + Leisure, 30 May 2023 Unfortunately, the Titan's interior design is dull, the abundance of plastic disappoints, and the crew cab's rear-seat legroom is the least of all of its competitors. Eric Stafford, Car and Driver, 4 Aug. 2023 Everyone who used the chairs had plenty of legroom, and even with the dark metal frame, the furniture remained comfortable in the hot sun. Moriah Mason, Southern Living, 4 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1837, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of legroom was in 1837

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“Legroom.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/legroom. Accessed 1 Oct. 2023.

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