a folding chair having legs crossed front-to-back and having arms connected to the back and to the front seat rail.
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When Janet Yellen was confirmed as leader of the Federal Reserve Board, she changed the title of her position from chairman to chair. Though this shocked the media, who were both elated and censorious, the term chair has been used in this sense for a very long time. Since the 1650s, chair has referred to “the person occupying a seat of office.” Around the same …
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Origin of Glastonbury chair
First recorded in 1850–55; after the abbey of Glastonbury in SW England, site of the original chair
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