American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A seat next to a window, as in the recess of a bay window or on a bus or airplane.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A seat in the recess of a window.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. a seat arranged in the recess of a window. See Window stool, under Stool.
- n. a bench or similar seat built into a window recess
“In the window seat was a rustic fellow who decided it was okay to chew tobacco as long as he spat its tarlike residue into a handheld paper cup.”
“She almost overbalanced and fell on the floor, but clung to her sheets and the edge of the window seat and managed to spare herself that at least.”
“We got the window seat we needed at the Coffee Klatch and lingered over coffee and cheese Danishes.”
“W. Hardy Grove lounged in a window seat as Mr. W.H. and, already mingling glances with Rosaline, played secretly with the gloved hand.”
“If you can get a window seat in that Coffee Klatch Café, 'round about eight-fifty you'll see her go in the lot.”
“Only then did she sit down on a window seat and read the letter, freshly written out in plain language by Nau.”
“I found Lady Thomasine, her tawny and cerise slippers poking out from under an elaborate brocade skirt, elegantly disposed in her window seat while Rafe Northcote played a romantic ballad for her.”
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