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

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Back seat space is quite comfortable with long legroom and full climate controls. San Diego Union-Tribune, "650-hp Lamborghini Urus is all beef, no bull," 14 July 2019 The seats don’t recline, and the unusual setup doesn’t help on legroom. Alex Davies, WIRED, "This Neat Design Could Make a Plane’s Middle Seats Tolerable," 10 July 2019 The new Comfort tier of vehicles features mid-size cars, offers extra legroom and lets passengers request their ideal temperature. Matt Mcfarland, CNN, "Uber expands 'no talking' rides and launches helicopter service," 9 July 2019 The airline says its fares include: Seats with legroom comparable to domestic airlines' business class service. Melissa Yeager, azcentral, "$79 to fly on a private jet? JetSuiteX offers flights from Phoenix to Vegas, California," 5 June 2019 There is 10-gallon headroom of 40 inches, front and back, and limo legroom of 43 inches, front and back. San Diego Union-Tribune, "$74,000 Ford F-150? Dearborn’s best, but love is blind," 22 June 2019 The buses include free Wi-Fi, individual power outlets and extra legroom. Kellie Hwang, Indianapolis Star, "The Hoosier State train is going away on July 1. Here's what it means for Indianapolis.," 30 May 2019 And its back seat is short on legroom, especially on the passenger side where a hump for the fuel tank encroaches into the footwell. James Lipman, Car and Driver, "2018 Cadillac CTS-V," 13 Mar. 2018 Both seats move fore and aft to make more room for third-row passengers or to maximize second-row legroom. Emma Jayne Williams, star-telegram, "Buick redesigns the Enclave crossover for 2018, adding high-end Avenir trim | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 21 Apr. 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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