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window seat

noun
1.
a seat built beneath the sill of a recessed or other window.
2.
a bench having two arms and no back.
Origin of window seat
1745-1755
1745-55
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  • She sighed, and asked the girls to sit with her in the window seat.

    Dorothy Dale in the City Margaret Penrose
  • She might have been a marble statue pedestaled in that window seat.

  • Pink bows and ruffles smothered the dresser and sewing table, and pink and white cushions filled the window seat.

    A Romance of Billy-Goat Hill Alice Hegan Rice
  • Sitting down on the window seat again, he asked her a question.

    The Making of a Soul Kathlyn Rhodes
  • She went her ways, saw to the garden and made the butter in the cool springhouse, and sat in the window seat in the twilights.

    Tharon of Lost Valley Vingie E. Roe
  • In the house as constructed, there is a window seat in the octagon end.

    Convenient Houses Louis Henry Gibson
  • Faith sat on the window seat to wait until her friend was ready to accompany her.

    Rilla of the Lighthouse Grace May North
  • Terry put on a robe and slippers and curled herself on the window seat.

    The Orchard Secret Cleo Garis
British Dictionary definitions for window seat

window seat

noun
1.
a seat below a window, esp in a bay window
2.
a seat beside a window in a bus, train, etc
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