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standing room

space in which to stand, as in a theater, stadium, or the like.
accommodation for standing.
Origin of standing room
1595-1605 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The tide had fallen considerably, else there would not have been standing-room, narrow as it was, which the people now occupied.

  • At the third she was informed that there was standing-room only.

  • Seated in the standing-room of a small yacht, were some eight people.

  • Jim dropped the snapping shell-fish into a tub in the standing-room.

    Jim Spurling, Fisherman Albert Walter Tolman
  • "All right," said Mr. Hines, taking a seat in the standing-room opposite the skipper.

    Little Bobtail Oliver Optic
  • Donald seated himself in the standing-room, with the tiller in his right hand.

    The Yacht Club Oliver Optic
  • Dory decided to sleep in the standing-room, where he was most likely to be waked by any change in the position of the schooner.

    All Adrift Oliver Optic
  • He stationed Ned in the standing-room to tend the jib-sheets and mind the centre-board.

    The Yacht Club Oliver Optic

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