- an easy chair having a high, semicircular back forming a single upholstered piece with the wings or arms; tub chair.
Origin of barrel chair
An Americanism dating back to 1840–50
Also called barrel-back chair [bar-uh l-bak] /ˈbær əlˌbæk/.
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But the barrel-chair was finished before Mrs. Vernon returned.Girl Scouts at Dandelion Camp
Lillian Elizabeth Roy