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chesterfield

[ ches-ter-feeld ]
/ ˈtʃɛs tərˌfild /
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noun
(sometimes initial capital letter) a single- or double-breasted topcoat or overcoat with a fly front and a narrow velvet collar.
a large, overstuffed sofa or divan with a back and upholstered arms.
Chiefly Canadian. any large sofa or couch.
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Origin of chesterfield

First recorded in 1885–90; named after an Earl of Chesterfield in the 19th century

Other definitions for chesterfield (2 of 2)

Chesterfield
[ ches-ter-feeld ]
/ ˈtʃɛs tərˌfild /

noun
Philip Dor·mer Stan·hope [dawr-mer -stan-uhp], /ˈdɔr mər ˈstæn əp/, 4th Earl of, 1694–1773, British statesman and author.
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British Dictionary definitions for chesterfield (1 of 3)

chesterfield
/ (ˈtʃɛstəˌfiːld) /

noun
a man's knee-length overcoat, usually with a fly front to conceal the buttons and having a velvet collar
a large tightly stuffed sofa, often upholstered in leather, with straight upholstered arms of the same height as the back

Word Origin for chesterfield

C19: named after a 19th-century Earl of Chesterfield

British Dictionary definitions for chesterfield (2 of 3)

Chesterfield1
/ (ˈtʃɛstəˌfiːld) /

noun
an industrial town in N central England, in Derbyshire: famous 14th-century church with twisted spire. Pop: 70 260 (2001)

British Dictionary definitions for chesterfield (3 of 3)

Chesterfield2
/ (ˈtʃɛstəˌfiːld) /

noun
Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield. 1694–1773, English statesman and writer, noted for his elegance, suavity, and wit; author of Letters to His Son (1774)
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