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barrel chair

noun U.S. Furniture.
  1. an easy chair having a high, semicircular back forming a single upholstered piece with the wings or arms; tub chair.
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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