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aisle

a lateral division in a church flanking the nave or chancel

Aisle

The circulatory space flanking and parallel to the nave in a church, separated from it by a row of columns; a walkway between seats in a theater, auditorium, or other place of public assembly.

aisle

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(architecture)
A passageway between or alongside blocks of seats, as in an auditorium.
One of the parts of a basilica which are located at the sides of the nave, with each aisle separated from it by a row of columns.

aisle

1. A longitudinal passage between sections of seats in an auditorium or church.
2. In a church, the space flanking and parallel to the nave; usually separated from it by columns, intended primarily for circulation but sometimes containing seats.
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I often take an aisle seat, as I have long legs, and it is more comfortable to be able to stretch them out if someone is sitting opposite.
Although I thought I had taken control and guaranteed an aisle seat by purchasing the ticket early and arriving two hours before departure, the boarding pass shows otherwise.
I quickly stowed my backpack overhead, and slid into the window seat, hoping that none of the remaining Little Rock boardees would take the vacant aisle seat beside me.
I specifically asked for this aisle seat, the recline mechanism seems to be working and I am perfectly comfortable here.
Each aircraft with over 30 seats must have removable aisle seat armrests to accommodate people with mobility problems.
According to researchers from the University of Greenwich, your highest chance of survival comes when you choose a seat within five rows of an emergency exit, and preferably an aisle seat.
I was not in my usual seat, but, as the section was not crowded, had moved over to the aisle seat in the third row, right center.
TRAVEL EXERCISES Riewe makes sure to book an aisle seat so she can stand up easily.
The aircraft have two leather passenger seats on one side of the plane and one seat on the other, so everyone gets either a window or or an aisle seat.
Also, try to get an aisle seat so you can walk around, when permitted, at least once an hour during the flight.
Southwest is the people's airline, and after squeezing past about 100 of them and their carry-on packages of plush Sea World toys and duty-free specialty fudges, I found an aisle seat next to a small bearded man with his nose in a magazine.
I saw it up close on a 1991 plane trip to Minneapolis, an early evening flight on Northwest Airlines on which I had a back row aisle seat.