Martha Washington chair

noun

Mar·​tha Wash·​ing·​ton chair
ˈmärthəˈwä|shiŋtən-,
-wȯ|
: a chair that has a high flat back, upholstery on seat and back, and open arms or none, is usually framed in mahogany, and was originally used in the later part of the 18th century

Word History

Etymology

after Martha Washington †1802 wife of George Washington

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“Martha Washington chair.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Martha%20Washington%20chair. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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