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windowsill

or window sill

[win-doh-sil] /ˈwɪn doʊˌsɪl/
noun
1.
the sill under a window.
Origin of windowsill
1695-1705
1695-1705; window + sill
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  • The jailer who had brought Maslova in sat on a windowsill at some distance from them.

    Resurrection Leo Tolstoy
  • Leaning on the windowsill, I indicated the progress of the flood.

    The Flood Emile Zola
  • When I got home the brose for dinner was cooling on the windowsill, and my mother was frying the fish I had caught in the morning.

    The Pilots of Pomona Robert Leighton
  • Derek sat in the windowsill, and when he moved he touched me.

    The Freelands John Galsworthy
  • At that, Sir George put the other foot over the windowsill, and in a moment we were all in headlong flight.

    Affinities and Other Stories Mary Roberts Rinehard
  • She rested her arms on the windowsill and her head on her forearms.

    The Lone Ranger Rides Fran Striker
  • If I lay a piece of butcher's meat on the windowsill, she hastens up, works her will on it and retires.

    The Life of the Fly J. Henri Fabre
British Dictionary definitions for windowsill

windowsill

/ˈwɪndəʊˌsɪl/
noun
1.
a sill below a window
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Word Origin and History for windowsill
n.

1703, from window (n.) + sill (n.).

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