Seat

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Seats at a railway station

A seat is a place to sit. The term may encompass additional features, such as back, armrest, head restraint but also headquarters in a wider sense.

Types of seat[edit]

The following are examples of different kinds of seat:

Etymology[edit]

The word seat comes from Middle English sete and from Old Norse sæti; akin to Old English gesete seat, sittan to sit. The first known use of the word seat is in the 13th century.[1]

Ergonomics[edit]

For someone seated, the 'buttock popliteal' length is the horizontal distance from the rearmost part of the buttocks to the back of the lower leg.[2] This anthropometric measurement is used to determine seat depth. Mass-produced chairs typically use a depth of 15 to 16 inches (38.1 to 40.6 cm).[citation needed]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Seat". Merriam Webster. Retrieved 18 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Anthropometry". City University of Hong Kong. Retrieved 1 September 2018.