Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The horizontal member at the base of a window opening.

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  • n. The horizontal member protruding from the base of a window frame

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the sill of a window; the horizontal member at the bottom of the window frame

Etymologies

window +‎ sill (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Growing herbs, even in pots on an apartment windowsill, is a great way to have fresh flavor right on hand.

    The lighter side of Mexican cooking

  • The plantation on my windowsill is growing under the loving care of (mostly) my bf.

    Bibimbap! « Were rabbits

  • On the windowsill was a pigeon, had a blood-stained wings.

    Video from Cairo

  • I knew exotic Asian teas and the bean sprouts she grew on her windowsill were the most outrageous things she consumed.

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: Family Matters

  • Oskar tried to act like HIS windowsill was HIS and HIS alone, but he is literally only half the size of his fellow apartment cat, who thinks that everything Oskar does is solid gold.

    Archive 2008-04-01

  • But over on there on the windowsill was a replica of our planet on which the island of Oahu itself is barely visible, and if we were to search for Honolulu, much less Punahou School or our own pitiful selves, we would find ourselves marginalized quite out of existence.

    Archive 2007-01-01

  • On the windowsill was a large black bird, staring right at them.

    The Shadow Thieves

  • Last year I made Black pepper biscotti, and they can be stored a lot more than the 5 days the recipe calls for I made mine about two weeks before Christmas and stored them in the bedroom windowsill, which is a cool place.

    A week roundup for my diary.

  • The bright heads of the chives that Delilah grew on the windowsill were a brilliant splash of purple against the headstone.

    Salem Falls

  • On the windowsill was a ceramic pot that Lilly had made in an art class.

    IN FIDELITY

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  • Take a look around you
    The spring has sent the sound of rain upon your windowsill
    So grab your coat and play a song for me.

    ((My girl's got) Miraculous technique, by Belle and Sebastian)

    November 24, 2009