reading chair


noun

a chair of the 18th century having an adjustable reading stand attached to the back and a crest rail extending forward on both sides to form armrests, designed to be sat on facing the back.

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Origin of reading chair

First recorded in 1795–1805
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Example sentences from the Web for reading chair

  • Ada had turned so pale that he made her sit down in his reading-chair and sat beside her.

    Bleak House|Charles Dickens
  • In one corner was the reading-chair in which Mr. Burnett used to sit.

    Vain Fortune|George Moore
  • I threw myself in my reading-chair, and gazed around me with pleasure.