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wing chair

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noun
  1. a large upholstered chair having a back with wings.
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Origin of wing chair

First recorded in 1900–05
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Examples from the Web for wing chair

Historical Examples

  • Scherherazade, the white Persian cat, occupied the wing-chair.

    The Trail of Conflict

    Emilie Baker Loring

  • He sank into a wing-chair before the fire and rested his head on his thin hand.

    The Trail of Conflict

    Emilie Baker Loring

  • As he spoke, he slouched wearily over to the wing-chair Alison had recently occupied, and dropped into it like a dead weight.

    The Bandbox

    Louis Joseph Vance

  • As a safe and sane compromise she took refuge behind the back of the wing-chair.

    The Trail of Conflict

    Emilie Baker Loring

  • In chapter 6, Des Esseintes is relaxing in a wing-chair in front of the fire, remembering an event.

    Against The Grain

    Joris-Karl Huysmans


British Dictionary definitions for wing chair

wing chair

noun
  1. an easy chair having wings on each side of the back
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