[foh-til; French foh-tœ-yuh]
- French Furniture. an upholstered armchair, especially one with open sides.
Origin of fauteuil
1735–45; < French; Old French faldestoel, faudestueil < Old Low Franconian *faldistôl; see faldstool
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Examples from the Web for fauteuil
The dame, according to her idle custom, was dozing in a fauteuil.An Eagle Flight
She has flung herself into a fauteuil, and sits in pensive attitude; of late, alas!The Death Shot
Lebeau flung himself, with a wearied air, into the fauteuil.The Parisians, Complete
I wave my hand, and the lady sinks half languidly into a fauteuil.
At last I was permitted to get up and recline in fauteuil or on sofa.
- an armchair, the sides of which are not upholstered
C18: from French, from Old French faudestuel, folding chair, of Germanic origin; see faldstool