folding chair


a chair that can be collapsed flat for easy storage or transport.

Origin of folding chair

First recorded in 1670–80 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for folding chair

Historical Examples of folding chair

  • He sat down in the folding-chair, and whistled noiselessly for a time.

    The War in the Air

    Herbert George Wells

  • In order to sit down beside the young lady he needed a folding-chair.


    Honore de Balzac

  • The Virgin is seated in a folding-chair which is familiar in fifteenth-century art.


    David Lindsay, Earl of Crawford

  • He and the baron took armchairs and the young hostess sat on a folding-chair, with one elbow on her harpsichord.

    The Mesmerist's Victim

    Alexandre Dumas

  • In the meanwhile, Brooke had flung himself down in a folding-chair in his tent.

    A Damaged Reputation

    Harold Bindloss