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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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 The second incident prompted the woman to confront the passenger seated in the window seat directly behind her, whom authorities identified as Alexander. Allyson Chiu, The Seattle Times, "Man accused of groping woman on flight invokes Trump," 23 Oct. 2018 The medley of textures runs that gamut from plush velvet on the window seat to a pair of vertical, rippled wall hangings in blue-gray corrugated metal. Nancy Schoeffler,, "Decorator Showhouse In West Hartford A Showcase Of Inspired Home Design," 29 Apr. 2018 To enjoy a window seat in aviation’s remarkable progress from the early jets of the 1970s to today’s modern jets has been an incredible experience. John Cox, USA TODAY, "Ask the Captain: Why aviation was so safe in 2017," 7 Jan. 2018 There's the area around the fireplace, the weird angle at the foot of the stairs, and the alcove for the schoolmarm's desk — centered between the girls' and boys' entrances — which has become a window seat. Douglas Brenner, House Beautiful, "John Peixinho on How He Transformed a One-Room Schoolhouse Into a Home," 5 Feb. 2015 Fir accents inside include window frames, a window seat, and the kitchen cabinetry. Marni Elyse Katz,, "Parents add a modern wing to their son’s Vermont farmhouse," 15 June 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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