chesterfield

noun ches·ter·field \ ˈches-tər-ˌfēld \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of chesterfield

1 : a single-breasted or double-breasted semifitted overcoat with velvet collar
2 : a davenport usually with upright armrests

Examples of chesterfield in a Sentence

  1. bought a huge new chesterfield for the living room

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Origin and Etymology of chesterfield

from a 19th century Earl of Chesterfield


Chesterfield

biographical name Ches·ter·field \ ˈche-stər-ˌfēld \

Definition of Chesterfield

4th Earl of 1694–1773 Philip Dormer Stanhope play \ˈsta-nəp\ English statesman and author

Chesterfield

geographical name Ches·ter·field \ ˈche-stər-ˌfēld \

Definition of Chesterfield

1 city in eastern Missouri west of Saint Louis population 47,484
2 town south of Sheffield in Derbyshire, north central England population 99,700

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