Windsor chair


noun (sometimes lowercase)

a wooden chair of many varieties, having a spindle back and legs slanting outward: common in 18th-century England and in the American colonies.

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Origin of Windsor chair

First recorded in 1715–25
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Example sentences from the Web for Windsor chair

  • Mrs. Postwhistle sat on a Windsor-chair in the centre of Rolls Court.

    Tommy and Co.|Jerome K. Jerome

British Dictionary definitions for Windsor chair

Windsor chair

noun

a simple wooden chair, popular in England and America from the 18th century, usually having a shaped seat, splayed legs, and a back of many spindles
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