a lightweight folding armchair with transversely crossed legs and having a canvas seat and back panel, as traditionally used by motion-picture directors.
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Origin of director's chair
First recorded in 1950–55
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British Dictionary definitions for director's chair
a light wooden folding chair with arm rests and a canvas seat and back
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