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 Some accommodations, like ours, feature a window seat overlooking the plaza; all include amenities such as a small refrigerator, television, kettle for coffee or tea, desk and chair, box for locking valuables, and free WiFi., "Check in: Downtown Camper a creative stop for ‘urban explorers’ in Stockholm - The Boston Globe," 25 Sep. 2019 One had a middle seat; the other had a window seat. Erika Mailman, Washington Post, "Two kids, two parents, no overhead bags or reserved seats. Could they survive economy light?," 9 Aug. 2019 Miriam’s father reclined, legs stretched out in the window seat of his neat, warm house. Juliana Hanle, Scientific American, "The Fight for the Reindeer," 18 Nov. 2019 The Broncos sprung for a first-class window seat on Harris’ flight. Ryan O’halloran, The Denver Post, "Broncos Journal: Unblocked pass rushers causing havoc for offense," 27 Oct. 2019 The kitchen also offers a bump-out with a window seat, as well as a pantry and a mudroom. John Ellement, Real Estate, "Home of the Week: Antique look belies contemporary interior of Newburyport beauty," 1 Oct. 2019 Two bedrooms feature front-facing window seats and share a full bathroom with a dual-sink vanity, porcelain tile floor, and tub/shower combination. Monica Lander, The Mercury News, "Sponsored: Intricately remodeled home in Alamo’s Bryan Meadow area showcases a private playland," 9 Sep. 2019 One had a middle seat; the other had a window seat. Erika Mailman,, "With some creativity, flying ‘economy light’ as a family isn’t a weighty endeavor," 20 Aug. 2019 The staircase landing has a reading nook with a window seat and handy USB outlets., "2019 Street of Dreams: Modern farmhouse has high-tech features," 16 Aug. 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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9 Dec 2019

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“Window seat.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 11 December 2019.

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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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