legroom

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Etymology[edit]

leg +‎ room

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈlɛɡɹuːm/, /ˈlɛɡɹʊm/

Noun[edit]

legroom (uncountable)

  1. Space to stretch the legs while seated.
    The lack of legroom on international flights can be a health hazard as blood clots can form from not being able to move around.
    • 2019 October, “South Wales open access bid”, in Modern Railways, page 15:
      Highlighted benefits include high quality seating, more legroom, more luggage space and a fixed buffet with kitchen providing a range of catering.
  2. (figuratively) Freedom to move or grow.
    • 2003, Amitai Etzioni, My Brother's Keeper: A Memoir and a Message
      These guidelines provided some more legroom to the pro-religious groups without seriously offending liberals' concerns.

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