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straight chair

a chair with a straight back, especially one that is unupholstered and has straight legs and straight arms or no arms. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • In a straight chair facing him sat his old friend and Chancellor.

    Long Live the King Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • The dark little man was sitting in a straight chair, his hands resting on his knees.

    Death Makes A Mistake P.F. Costello
  • For one thing she would never sit in a straight chair at table, but always in a rocker.

    The Joys of Being a Woman Winifred Kirkland
  • I managed, at last, to get the lieutenant seated in a straight chair, but the Swami couldn't stay still long enough.

    Sense from Thought Divide Mark Irvin Clifton
  • “They know,” interrupted the little man crisply, leaning against the straight chair back, which rose higher than his fragile head.

    The Secret Agent Joseph Conrad
  • She had chosen a high, straight chair, so that she might be too uncomfortable to sleep, but she had no temptation to drop off.

    Old Crow Alice Brown
  • She indicated a straight chair with an ornamental leather back and seat.

  • She sat, enormous, thunder-browed, bolt upright in a straight chair.

    Once Aboard The Lugger Arthur Stuart-Menteth Hutchinson
  • Miss Bradbury sat erect on a straight chair with her feet on another, in rigid contempt of her own undeniable fear.

    Six Girls and Bob

    Marion Ames Taggart
  • Then she tried a straight chair, imitating the pose of a majestic gentlewoman in one of the portraits on the panelled wall.

    The Little Colonel's Chum: Mary Ware Annie Fellows Johnston
British Dictionary definitions for straight chair

straight chair

a straight-backed side chair
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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