bentwood

[ bent-wood ]
/ ˈbɛntˌwʊd /

noun

wood steamed and bent for use in furniture.
an article of furniture made of bentwood.

adjective

of or relating to furniture made principally of pieces of wood of circular or oval section, steamed, bent, and screwed together: a bentwood rocking chair.

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Origin of bentwood

First recorded in 1860–65; bent1 + wood1
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British Dictionary definitions for bentwood

bentwood
/ (ˈbɛntˌwʊd) /

noun

  1. wood bent in moulds after being heated by steaming, used mainly for furniture
  2. (as modifier)a bentwood chair
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