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bentwood

[ bent-wood ]

noun

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


adjective

  1. of or relating to furniture made principally of pieces of wood of circular or oval section, steamed, bent, bent, bend, and screwed together:

    a bentwood rocking chair.

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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Word History and Origins

Origin of bentwood1

First recorded in 1860–65; bent 1 + wood 1

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Example Sentences

Traditional bentwood bistro chairs dot the space and antique-style tin tiles reflect a classic Parisian flair.

Presently she sat down on a Bentwood rocking-chair and swayed to and fro, aware of an ebbing of confidence.

This has been a night of surprises—therefore you will be prepared to hear that I know the man Bentwood well.

With an oath, Bentwood darted forward and flung himself upon Berrington's shoulders.

He slipped away from the other's grip and planted two or three body blows that caused Bentwood to groan aloud.

Field appeared more cheerful and philosophical; the arrest of Bentwood seemed to have taken a heavy weight from his mind.

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