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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Next to small increases in legroom front and rear and a smidge extra headroom for rear-seat passengers, the biggest improvement is to the Accent’s looks. Alexander Stoklosa, Car and Driver, "2018 Hyundai Accent Manual," 18 Jan. 2018 The seats are more than extra legroom, typically featuring recliner-type seats with extra width and recline. Bart Jansen, USA TODAY, "Delta expanding 'Premium Select' to all widebody European flights by 2021," 12 July 2018 And those in back have generous legroom of 40 inches at the maximum, and the seat has a few inches of fore-aft slide and recline. Mark Maynard, sandiegouniontribune.com, "2018 Jeep Cherokee Overland: A 'premium' midcycle redesign," 25 May 2018 The second-row seats can be adjusted to provide adequate legroom for adults in both the second and third row. Al Haas, Philly.com, "Subaru offers roomy new Ascent to compete with three-row crossovers," 24 May 2018 The Honda Accord has 2.3 inches more legroom in the back seat. Car and Driver, "2018 Subaru Legacy," 29 Mar. 2018 One offers extra legroom and priority boarding while another pulls most frills except for food and drink. Ben Mutzabaugh, USA TODAY, "Virgin Atlantic overhauls economy fares, adds no-frills option," 7 Mar. 2018 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

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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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