window seat


Definition of window seat

1 : a seat built into a window recess
2 : a seat next to a window (as in a bus or airplane)

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Breakfast on a private terrace at sunrise; an afternoon with a good book curled up in a window seat; supper with friends as the log fire crackles. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Reportedly Took a Luxe Babymoon in the Countryside," 4 Apr. 2019 The passenger who was attacked was in the window seat, while the dog's owner occupied the middle seat with his dog, which was an approximately 50-pound lab mix, Maddox-Peoples said. Lyndsey Matthews, Redbook, "An Emotional Support Dog Bit a Passenger On a Delta Flight," 6 June 2017 Brick, always stuck in the middle, calls dibs on a window seat and protects his territory with an overnight vigil. Bill Keveney, USA TODAY, "'The Middle' finale recap: Tears, laughs, and one last road trip," 22 May 2018 Each of the rooms has daybed window seats that extend from the building, maximizing your viewing comfort. Caitlin Morton, Condé Nast Traveler, "Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade: 2018 Information and Event History," 21 Nov. 2018 The captain intervened and convinced the dog owner to switch seats with someone in a window seat, so the flight attendants could work in the aisle without mingling with the dog. Scott Mccartney, WSJ, "On U.S. Planes, the Dogs Are Winning," 8 Aug. 2018 Wooden features abound: thick trim around doors and windows, built-in bookshelves and window seats, boxed beams along the ceiling, etc. Maggie Burch, House Beautiful, "There's A Reason Original Craftsman Style Homes Are Still Around After 100 Years," 21 Nov. 2018 Some stick with their plan to stay silent: wine, window seat, eye mask. Cassie Shortsleeve, Condé Nast Traveler, "How Talking to Someone on a Plane Can Change Your Life," 5 Oct. 2018 Getty Most of us spend our days firmly rooted on terra firma, which means seeing the world from a bird's-eye view is extra special (yet another reason to snag that window seat). Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, "30 Beautiful Aerial Photographs Taken Around the World," 24 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of window seat

circa 1745, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of window seat was circa 1745

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English Language Learners Definition of window seat

: a seat that is built or placed below a window
: the seat that is closest to the window on a plane, train, bus, etc.

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