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.

Nearby words

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  2. barred spiral galaxy,
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  6. barrel chest,
  7. barrel cuff,
  8. barrel distortion,
  9. barrel engine,
  10. barrel knot

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. 2019

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