Voltaire chair

noun
Vol·​taire chair | \ (ˈ)vōl¦ta(a)|(ə)r-, (ˈ)vȯl-, -te|, also (ˈ)väl- \

Definition of Voltaire chair

: an armchair with a low seat and a high back

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History and Etymology for Voltaire chair

probably after Voltaire †1778 French writer

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“Voltaire chair.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Voltaire%20chair. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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