bent·​wood ˈbent-ˌwu̇d How to pronounce bentwood (audio)
: made of wood that is bent rather than cut into shape
bentwood furniture
bentwood noun

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The designers reupholstered a set of vintage 1950s French chairs with green velvet, in contrast with the client's existing bentwood chairs. J.s. Marcus, WSJ, 9 Aug. 2022 The bentwood chairs have pretty blankets slung over them, the white marble tables are handsomely set, and the silver and glassware are of excellent quality. John Mariani, Forbes, 20 June 2022 The lobby, with its terrazzo floor, functions more like a giant café, with sober red velvet banquettes, bentwood chairs, and really good espresso and natural wine. Alexandra Marshall, Vogue, 16 Mar. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1822, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bentwood was in 1822

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Cite this Entry

“Bentwood.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Feb. 2023.

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