Hitchcock chair

noun Hitch·cock chair \ˈhichˌkäk\
variants: less commonly

Hitchcock

\ˈhichˌkäk\

Definition of Hitchcock chair

  1. :  a turned usually rush-seated chair with legs often and back always slightly bent with a top rail and back posts above the seat, and with a finish usually of black paint and stenciled decoration

There's more!

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!
Already a subscriber? Log in.

Origin and Etymology of hitchcock chair

after Lambert H. Hitchcock †1852 American furniture manufacturer


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up Hitchcock chair? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

a person who is a bore or nuisance

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!