slat back


a chair back having two or more horizontal slats between upright posts.

Origin of slat back

First recorded in 1890–95 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for slat back

  • From 1710 to 1720 the banister-back chair was much used, though it never enjoyed equal favor with the slat-back type.

  • There are Chippendale chairs, with carved rosettes, in low relief, vis-a-vis with a child's slat-back chair.

    Historic Homes|Mary H. Northend
  • The slat-back chair beside the bookcase is the most valuable type of its period, being made about 1750.

    Remodeled Farmhouses|Mary H. Northend
  • The year 1700 marked the introduction of the slat-back chair, which enjoyed a long period of popularity.