window seat


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

Examples of window seat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The airline will then board customers sitting in window seats or exit rows. Alison Fox, Travel + Leisure, 16 Oct. 2023 The smooth top of this window seat allows for occasional splashes and easy cleaning. Hadley Mendelsohn, House Beautiful, 21 Apr. 2023 In her opinion, the advantages to each are as follows: The aisle has leg room and bathroom access, the middle gets right of first refusal to the armrests, and the window seat affords privacy and, well, the window. Jacobina Martin, Washington Post, 22 Sep. 2023 Some airlines have tried to board passengers with window seats first, followed by middle seats and then aisles — known as Wilma. Nathaniel Meyersohn, CNN, 16 Sep. 2023 The luxurious rooms include a fireplace, king-size bed, desk, window seat, and skylight for watching the stars from the comfort of bed. Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, 22 Aug. 2023 According to numerous press reports from the time, Steel sued Huffington for $275,000 in damages that allegedly included broken appliances, stainless steel window seats marred by candles and cosmetics, scratched wood floors, and gouged walls. Mark David, Robb Report, 22 Aug. 2023 According to the TikToker, a woman wanted to trade her middle seat with the person’s window seat to be closer to her teenager son. Uwa Ede-Osifo, NBC News, 2 June 2023 Drawers below the window seat serve as toy storage units and provide a spot to stow away games and extra blankets. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, 6 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1745, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of window seat was in 1745

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Cite this Entry

“Window seat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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