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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There the cars are stretched six inches, most of which goes into rear-seat legroom. Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, "The Lincoln Continental Is Bringing Back Suicide Doors," 17 Dec. 2018 Knee-bashing reductions to legroom and elbow-crunching cuts to seat size are well-known tactics. Mary Schlangenstein, latimes.com, "Airline bathrooms are getting smaller — you’re not imagining it," 10 July 2018 Federal regulators have rejected the idea of setting minimum standards for airline seats and legroom as a safety measure. David Koenig, chicagotribune.com, "FAA says it won't regulate amount of airline legroom," 3 July 2018 But, fewer seats than the average A350, which can carry up to 325 passengers, probably means more legroom—and probably more business and premium class seats. Meredith Carey, Condé Nast Traveler, "We're One Step Closer to a New World's Longest Flight," 25 Apr. 2018 The only car in this set with less back-seat legroom than the Legacy is the Toyota Camry, which falls 0.1 inch short. Car and Driver, "2018 Subaru Legacy," 29 Mar. 2018 Seats are wide, there's lots of legroom, and power outlets are accessible. Mark Ellwood, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Traveler 25: A Very Opinionated, Totally Subjective List of Things We Loved About Travel This Year," 14 Dec. 2018 Wallet Hub Top: Alaska Airlines Bottom: Spirit Airlines Wallet Hub, a company that offers credit scores, released a wide-ranging survey last week looking at factors including reliability, comfort, delays, legroom, and price. Christopher Muther, BostonGlobe.com, "Surveys say . . . Alaska and Southwest are best US airlines, Spirit remains the worst," 11 Apr. 2018 View 52 Photos The Versa offers more rear legroom than either the mid-size Nissan Altima or full-size Nissan Maxima sedans. Car and Driver, "2018 Nissan Versa," 29 Mar. 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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