Origin of sill
Definition for sill (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for sill
We stood in the open doors with one foot resting on the sill and an elbow cocked on the roof, looking cool.
Another journalist begged him to do a sill walk live on stage then and there, but he demurred.
The sill is freezing in the winter and stultifyingly hot in the summer.
He was pointing at the flask found in Walters pocket and now standing on the sill of a window in the station.Fighting the Sea|Edward A. Rand
There were two or three creamy wild-lilies in a broken glass on the sill.
He did not come over the sill, but spoke sharply to his men.The Fifth Queen Crowned|Ford Madox Ford
With a daring heart the venturer from Grand Portage went in across the sill.The Maid of the Whispering Hills|Vingie E. Roe
It was flung open and a man staggered blindly over the sill, reeling and clutching at his breast with both gnarled, sinewy hands.The Fifth Ace|Douglas Grant
British Dictionary definitions for sill
Word Origin for sill
Word Origin and History for sill
Old English syll "beam, threshold, large timber serving as a foundation of a wall," from Proto-Germanic *suljo (cf. Old Norse svill, Swedish syll, Danish syld "framework of a building," Middle Low German sull, Old High German swelli, German Schwelle "sill"), perhaps from PIE root *swel- (3) "post, board" (cf. Greek selma "beam"). Meaning "lower horizontal part of a window opening" is recorded from early 15c.