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

First recorded in 1745–55 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for window seat

settee, futon, divan, ottoman, davenport, daybed, chesterfield

Examples from the Web for window seat

Historical Examples of 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?

  • And to enforce his meaning he laid his hand lightly on hers as it rested on the window-seat.

  • Saying this, I jumped upon the window-seat, and unfastened the sash.

    Breaking Away

    Oliver Optic

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
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