windowsill


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win·dow·sill

 (wĭn′dō-sĭl′)
n.
The horizontal member at the base of a window opening.

windowsill

(ˈwɪndəʊˌsɪl)
n
(Building) a sill below a window

win•dow•sill

(ˈwɪn doʊˌsɪl)
n.
the sill under a window.
[1695–1705]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.windowsill - the sill of a windowwindowsill - the sill of a window; the horizontal member at the bottom of the window frame
sill - structural member consisting of a continuous horizontal timber forming the lowest member of a framework or supporting structure
window frame - the framework that supports a window
Translations
okenní parapetparapet
vindueskarm
ikkunalauta
prozorska daska
ablakdeszkaablakpárkánykönyöklő
窓の下枠
창턱
okenska polica
fönsterbräda
ขอบหน้าต่างส่วนล่าง
bậu cửa sổ

windowsill

[ˈwɪndəʊsɪl] Nantepecho m, alféizar m de la ventana

windowsill

[ˈwɪndəʊsɪl] n (inside)appui m de la fenêtre; (outside)rebord m de la fenêtre

windowsill

[ˈwɪndəʊˌsɪl] ndavanzale m

windowsill

عَتَبَةُ النَافِذَة parapet vindueskarm Fensterbrett πρεβάζι alféizar, repisa ikkunalauta rebord de la fenêtre prozorska daska davanzale 窓の下枠 창턱 vensterbank vinduskarm parapet okienny parapeito da janela, peitoril подоконник fönsterbräda ขอบหน้าต่างส่วนล่าง pencere pervazı bậu cửa sổ 窗沿
References in classic literature ?
When on the top of this I am able to show that the blood mark on the windowsill was deliberately placed there by Barker, in order to give a false clue to the police, you will admit that the case grows dark against him.
The mark was put by Barker's bloodstained slipper upon the windowsill to suggest how the fugitive got away.
He sat motionless on the windowsill, his head cocked to the side, with one unwavering eye regarding on the floor, so perilously near, the eternal enemy of all his kind.
Seated on a chair against the window, with her arm on the windowsill she was looking blankly at the flowing river, swift with the backward-rushing tide, struggling to see still the sweet face in its unreproaching sadness, that seemed now from moment to moment to sink away and be hidden behind a form that thrust itself between, and made darkness.
The cloth of the little table lay dragged and trampled, and a length of cord, like that found on the corpse, was cast wildly across the windowsill.
He repacked the kilta with all he meant to lose, and hove it up on to the windowsill.
In a moment Affery had thrown the stocking down, started up, caught hold of the windowsill with her right hand, lodged herself upon the window-seat with her right knee, and was flourishing her left hand, beating expected assailants off.
With which words she hurried into the house, as if to shake off the responsibility of my appearance; and left me standing at the garden-gate, looking disconsolately over the top of it towards the parlour window, where a muslin curtain partly undrawn in the middle, a large round green screen or fan fastened on to the windowsill, a small table, and a great chair, suggested to me that my aunt might be at that moment seated in awful state.
On examination traces of blood were to be seen upon the windowsill, and several scattered drops were visible upon the wooden floor of the bedroom.
Each of these pretty homes had a garden in front fenced with white palings and opulently stocked with hollyhocks, marigolds, touch-me-nots, prince's-feathers, and other old-fashioned flowers; while on the windowsills of the houses stood wooden boxes containing moss rose plants and terra-cotta pots in which grew a breed of geranium whose spread of intensely red blossoms accented the prevailing pink tint of the rose-clad house-front like an explosion of flame.
The humble windowsill can be easy transformed into a beautiful mini garden - all you need is a few seed trays and some small pots.
In closing, Angharad Booker, representing the teacher, told the hearing: "Mr Dursley admits that Pupil A was lifted off the floor, but that but that he was stood on a windowsill when lifted, and that his other arm was around Pupil A's waist - so that Pupil A's arm was not bearing weight.