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basket chair

noun
  1. a wicker chair the arms of which are a forward continuation of the back.
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Origin of basket chair

First recorded in 1625–35
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Examples from the Web for basket chair

Historical Examples

  • She leaned back in her basket-chair and enjoyed herself quietly.

    The Green Carnation

    Robert Smythe Hichens

  • He drew up a basket-chair to us and sat down with a little sigh of relief.

    The Yellow House

    E. Phillips Oppenheim

  • Austin lounged in a basket-chair opposite and read the Diario.

    Kit Musgrave's Luck

    Harold Bindloss

  • He dropped himself into a basket-chair, and it creaked ominously.

    A Humble Enterprise

    Ada Cambridge

  • The vicar was lying comfortably in a basket-chair, trying to color a meerschaum.

    The Gay Adventure

    Richard Bird


British Dictionary definitions for basket chair

basket chair

noun
  1. a chair made of wickerwork; a wicker chair
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