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 By George Stone, TRAVEL Executive Editor Short answer: Pick a window seat. National Geographic, "Where is the healthiest seat on an airplane?," 28 Jan. 2020 Southwest Airlines offers open seating, which means people already have done the calculations related to their boarding number and the likelihood of securing an aisle or window seat. Mike Finger,, "For some Spurs, travel isn’t a luxury," 23 Jan. 2020 One of the three bedrooms on the second level has a window seat, and above, the light-filled, 660-square-foot finished attic can be used as a family or music room. oregonlive, "Modest Mouse Isaac Brock’s Portland house since ‘Float On’ debuted is for sale at $1.3 million," 22 Jan. 2020 As the plane was in landing mode, Jackson leaned on her friend, who had a window seat, to get comfortable and kept her eyes shut to get a little more sleep. Tresa Baldas, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan woman on Spirit Airlines flight: Passenger put hand in my pants while I slept," 22 Jan. 2020 The process continues with odd row window seats on either side, middle seats, and finally aisle seats. Natasha Frost, Quartz, "We’re closer than we’ve ever been to the optimum airplane boarding procedure," 17 Jan. 2020 One study, which modeled the behavior of passengers aboard a plane, found that the window seat provides the least contact with other people. Whitson Gordon, Popular Science, "How to stay healthy on your next germ-filled flight," 27 Dec. 2019 Occupying the entire third floor, the master suite has 6-foot southern windows, window seats and storage, and a gas fireplace. Isabel Garcia, House Beautiful, "Hillary Swank and Chad Lowe’s Former West Village Brownstone Is on Sale for $11 Million," 16 Jan. 2020 The narrow transmission tunnel helps center-seat legroom, but the window seats are far more comfortable. Mark Maynard, San Diego Union-Tribune, "2019 VW Arteon: a cure for the common sedan," 6 Sep. 2019

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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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18 Feb 2020

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“Window seat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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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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