windowsill

or win·dow sill

[ win-doh-sil ]
/ ˈwɪn doʊˌsɪl /
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noun

the sill under a window.

Nearby words

  1. windowless monad,
  2. windowlight,
  3. windowpane,
  4. windowpane shell,
  5. windows,
  6. windpipe,
  7. windproof,
  8. windrode,
  9. windrow,
  10. windrower

Origin of windowsill

First recorded in 1695–1705; window + sill

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British Dictionary definitions for windowsill

windowsill

/ (ˈwɪndəʊˌsɪl) /

noun

a sill below a window
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Word Origin and History for windowsill

windowsill

n.

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

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