wing chair


: an upholstered armchair with high solid back and angled sides

called also wingback chair

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Throughout are signs of Gabrielle Chanel's private life in her Rue 31 Cambon apartment, such as a wing chair, a Goossens table with a wheatsheaf base, and a large fawn velvet banquette. Roxanne Robinson, Forbes, 25 Apr. 2022 Where is that wing chair now, the one in the photo from 30 years back? Beth Thames |, al, 12 Jan. 2022 In the living room, Scandinavian touches come into play through pieces like the two oak-and-leather colonial chairs by Ole Wanscher and a heritage wing chair by Frits Henningsen. Kelly Allen, House Beautiful, 13 Aug. 2021 The Vitra sofa is in a Sina Pearson fleece fabric, the Knoll swivel chairs in a Maharam fabric are from Design Within Reach, the leather wing chair is by Cappellini, and the cocktail and side tables are from D Shop. Ingrid Abramovitch, ELLE Decor, 22 Apr. 2021 Six bee wing chairs -- also made of stainless steel and Alabama marble -- surround the table -- issuing an invitation to those strolling along the Rotary Trail to stop and have a seat at the community table. Bob Carlton |, al, 18 Nov. 2019 There are pelmets with forms mimicking window casings of 16th-century terem palaces, and a wing chair upholstered with a patchwork quilt acquired on a weekend trip to one of Russia’s oldest towns, Suzdal. Ian Phillips, ELLE Decor, 6 Oct. 2019 The top 10 wing chairs • Daniel Boulud's comforting, easy-to-make Provençal lamb stew • A Brazilian designer fills his Manhattan pied-à-terre with a bold mix of colors and patterns Plus much more! Elle Decor Staff, ELLE Decor, 8 Nov. 2010 The hotel’s feminine feel comes from curvy wing chairs, plump ottomans and button-tufted booths. Valli Herman,, 10 Mar. 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1904, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of wing chair was in 1904

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“Wing chair.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Jan. 2023.

Kids Definition

wing chair

: an upholstered armchair with a high back and side sections

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