win·dow·sill | \ˈwin-dō-ˌsil, -də-\

Definition of windowsill 

: the horizontal member at the bottom of a window opening

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Just park them on a south-facing windowsill and watch them get stronger. Sunset, "10 Fall Gardening Chores to Prep for Winter," 22 Jan. 2018 What’s special about the former farmhouse is that most of the layout of the original structure was maintained, and its original fieldstone walls and deep windowsills still can be seen. Joanne Kempinger Demski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Stone farmhouse in Cedarburg has grown but kept its rustic vibe," 12 July 2018 Rango would love for his new home to have a cat tree, shelves, or a sunny windowsill for him to perch on and enjoy the view. idahostatesman, "Ada County Pet of the Week: Rango | Idaho Statesman," 7 May 2018 In the gun room 12 pairs of perfectly worn caramel-colored riding boots on a windowsill. David Usborne, Town & Country, "The Mysterious Case of the Parnham House Fire," 29 May 2018 Stick instead to the tough little cookies that will happily accept the windowsill as their home sweet home. Molly Marquand, Good Housekeeping, "5 Mistakes You’re Making With Your Succulents (And How To Grow 'Em Right)," 9 Feb. 2017 Today the lamp rests on my windowsill, just visible from my bed. Alexis Cheung, Curbed, "Love, loss, and my Noguchi lamp," 22 June 2018 Buy a ticket in advance, and get ready to create the newest plant arrangement destined to decorate your windowsill., "Kendrick Lamar, Odunde Festival, and other great happenings, June 8-15," 7 June 2018 Zamyatin had left socialist pamphlets under his bed and nitrocellulose, an explosive, on his windowsill (alongside his staples of sugar and salami). The Economist, "An eerie dystopian prophecy by a disillusioned Bolshevik," 31 May 2018

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1703, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of windowsill

: a narrow shelf that is attached to the bottom of a window


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