Definition of legroom in US English:



  • Space where a seated person can put their legs.

    ‘the seats are comfortable and rear passengers enjoy greater legroom’
    • ‘In the back seat, a flat floor offers loads of legroom, and the cushy rear seats recline up to 10 degrees.’
    • ‘The back seats can be moved forward and backward, to make the most of luggage space or rear legroom.’
    • ‘They could also offer rows of seats with more legroom.’
    • ‘The benefits can be found in the rear of the passenger compartment, where legroom has increased by 56 mm, and in a bigger boot.’
    • ‘The seats are amazingly comfortable, with plenty of legroom, even for a fairly long-limbed individual like myself.’
    • ‘For example, you may have an easier time getting in and out of an aisle seat, and bulkhead seats may have more legroom.’
    • ‘It is even sometimes possible to nab an emergency-exit seat with extra legroom.’
    • ‘For average-sized adults, there is plenty of front legroom and headroom, and a decent amount of space in the back.’
    • ‘You have legroom, you have headroom, and the seats not only provide all the support you'll need, they are well padded too.’
    • ‘The exit rows often have a lot more legroom so that there is enough space to evacuate the airplane in case of an emergency.’
    • ‘They also have new light and airy interiors, more comfortable seats and extra legroom.’
    • ‘The rear seats, though, are definitely lacking in legroom and are only really suitable for children or vertically challenged adults.’
    • ‘It's got four seats with decent legroom, and a sizeable boot.’
    • ‘The increased dimensions mean that interior space is maximised with 56 mm extra legroom in the rear and a boot capacity of 267 litres.’
    • ‘Larger folks will appreciate the ample legroom on long journeys, but those weighing less than 165 pounds might find it a bit too much.’
    • ‘The large rear door provides great access to comfy seats with unbelievable legroom.’
    • ‘Unlike Southwest, Jet Blue has more legroom, leather seats and satellite TV on every seatback.’
    • ‘Basically, I was told if I wanted a seat with legroom I should buy a business class ticket!’
    • ‘That translates into big doors, making it easier to get in and out of the back seat, and plenty of rear legroom for grownups.’
    • ‘Flight placement is an important consideration for blood circulation because some seats allow more legroom and movement.’
    room, expanse, extent, capacity, area, volume, spaciousness, scope, latitude, expansion, margin, leeway, play, clearance
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