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window seat

a seat built beneath the sill of a recessed or other window.
a bench having two arms and no back.
Origin of window seat
1745-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • Its right what Matthew says about them others, Raikes observed from the window-seat; things has got very tight lately.

    Back o' the Moon Oliver Onions
  • She sat down in the passage on a window-seat, and laughed hysterically.

    White Lies Charles Reade
  • Justine had sunk into the window-seat, her thin hands clasping her knee, in the attitude habitual to her meditative moments.

    The Fruit of the Tree Edith Wharton
  • The Lady Mary was with her, and sat in a window-seat reading in a book.

    The Fifth Queen Crowned Ford Madox Ford
  • No one has sat before its hearth, or nestled in its window-seat, or opened its door to let in love or give out charity.

    A Man's Hearth Eleanor M. Ingram
  • One of her habits was to get on the window-seat outside and demand to be let in.

    Concerning Cats Helen M. Winslow
  • "I'm glad you had that experience," said King in a low voice, as I went back to the window-seat.

    Caves of Terror Talbot Mundy
  • "Not if we can find a cushion for the window-seat," said Tom.

    Left End Edwards Ralph Henry Barbour
  • The furniture in the room is a large old-fashioned table, a high-back chair, and on the window-seat is a pot of pretty flowers.

  • Then he got upon the window-seat, and passed the fishing rod out.

British Dictionary definitions for window-seat

window seat

a seat below a window, esp in a bay window
a seat beside a window in a bus, train, etc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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