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)

Examples of window seat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One part punctured a window, fatally injuring Jennifer Riordan, the passenger in the window seat. Dawn Gilbertson, USA TODAY, "United Airlines engine failure on Boeing 777 flight from Colorado: What travelers need to know," 23 Feb. 2021 The passenger in the window seat was blown halfway outside and died of her injuries. David Koenig,, "Boeing 777 engine problems: 5 things you should know," 23 Feb. 2021 For a subtle edge, the designers covered the window seat with a playful Quadrille geometric fabric and installed a pair of industrial sconces (by Visual Comfort & Co.) directly on top of the wall-to-wall mirrors. Joanna Linberg, Southern Living, "Inside a Texas Home With Cheery Hues and Timeless Style," 20 Feb. 2021 Antique wood doors close off any clutter from the pantry while a custom breakfast table and window seat allows for a big, comfy family meals. Tommy Agriodimas., House Beautiful, "This Hamptons Retreat by Lauren Wills Redefines Mint Condition," 9 Feb. 2021 The kitchen has a gas cooktop, double ovens, a vent hood (August 2020), abundant cabinetry, granite countertops, bar seating and a breakfast room with a window seat. Dallas News, "Four-bedroom home in Oak Tree community to be held open on Jan. 24," 24 Jan. 2021 Start with the person in the window seat in the last row on the right side. Aarian Marshall, Wired, "The Art and Science of Boarding an Airplane in a Pandemic," 22 Jan. 2021 Tianyu Wu and Wanjing Ji, in the window seat of their new kitchen, put a modern addition on the back of their traditional century-old Craftsman home. Kim Palmer, Star Tribune, "Ultra-modern addition updates a Craftsman-style house in St. Paul," 11 Dec. 2020 The new kitchen includes a center island, a window seat overlooking the backyard and even a gravel Zen garden along one inside wall. Kim Palmer, Star Tribune, "Ultra-modern addition updates a Craftsman-style house in St. Paul," 11 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of window seat

1745, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of window seat was in 1745

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28 Feb 2021

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“Window seat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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window seat


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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