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1rare A seat situated in one of the aisles of a church as opposed to the nave (now rare).
2A seat adjacent to an aisle, especially in an aeroplane, train, etc.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Thomas Haliburton (1796–1865), politician and writer.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.