barrel chair

noun U.S. Furniture.

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/. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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