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straight-backed

or straight-back

[streyt-bakt]
adjective
  1. having a straight, usually high, back: a straight-backed chair.
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Examples from the Web for straight-backed

Historical Examples

  • A table and some straight-backed chairs are the principal pieces.

    Four Young Explorers

    Oliver Optic

  • She was going to sit at the table in a straight-backed chair, but he sprang at her.

    T. Tembarom

    Frances Hodgson Burnett

  • He whirled a straight-backed chair about and straddled it as he spoke.

    Dixie Martin

    Grace May North

  • In front there is a garden-table, with a deck-chair on the right of it and a straight-backed one to the left.

    Belinda

    A. A. Milne

  • "Take this chair," she said, pushing forward a straight-backed armchair.

    Mrs. Tree

    Laura E. Richards