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conversation chair


noun

an English chair of the 18th century designed to be straddled facing the back of the chair with the elbows resting on the crest rail: an English imitation of the voyeuse.

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Nearby words

converging lens, conversable, conversant, conversate, conversation, conversation chair, conversation piece, conversation pit, conversational, conversational implicature, conversational quality

Origin of conversation chair

First recorded in 1785–95
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