wing chair

or winged chair

See synonyms for wing chair on
  1. a large upholstered chair having a back with wings.

Origin of wing chair

First recorded in 1900–05

Words Nearby wing chair Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use wing chair in a sentence

  • So we went over to his apartment, and he greets us and sits cross-legged on this huge wing chair.

    Partying with George Plimpton | Nelson Aldrich | October 26, 2008 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • French window right near back, near this stands a large wing chair.

  • The wing chair and willow chairs, and the hour-glass Chinese chairs, will go beautifully with mahogany things or with oak things.

    The House in Good Taste | Elsie de Wolfe
  • He ran to wheel his shabby wing-chair up to the fire, where a pot of coffee simmered on the hob, with a covered plate beside it.

    Kildares of Storm | Eleanor Mercein Kelly
  • I waved my hand towards the unoccupied wing chair and he sat down.

    Kent Knowles: Quahaug | Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Scherherazade, the white Persian cat, occupied the wing-chair.

    The Trail of Conflict | Emilie Baker Loring

British Dictionary definitions for wing chair

wing chair

  1. an easy chair having wings on each side of the back

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