from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In a vehicle of any kind, a seat with the back against the side of the vehicle, as usually in a horse-car or omnibus.
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Leaning back on a side-seat in the cafe, she would sit and watch him for hours and hours.
She recalled to his mind the stag-hunting in Devon and Somerset, where the first women had ridden astride to the meet, realising mercifully how the steep ascents and descents were eased for their horses, without the tightly girthed side-saddle, and for themselves without the side-seat strain.