barrel chair

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noun U.S. Furniture.

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

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  8. barrel distortion,
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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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