- a seat built beneath the sill of a recessed or other window.
- a bench having two arms and no back.
Origin of window seat
First recorded in 1745–55
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Examples from the Web for window seat
One of her habits was to get on the window-seat outside and demand to be let in.Concerning Cats
Helen M. Winslow
Instead, he nestled among the cushions of the window-seat and laughed on softly.The Very Small Person
Annie Hamilton Donnell
In this window-seat where now I rest, who shall sit this day week?Diary And Notes Of Horace Templeton, Esq.
Charles James Lever
And to enforce his meaning he laid his hand lightly on hers as it rested on the window-seat.A Summer Evening's Dream
Saying this, I jumped upon the window-seat, and unfastened the sash.Breaking Away
- a seat below a window, esp in a bay window
- a seat beside a window in a bus, train, etc
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