wing chair

noun

Definition of wing chair 

: an upholstered armchair with high solid back and angled sides

called also wingback chair

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The hotel’s feminine feel comes from curvy wing chairs, plump ottomans and button-tufted booths. Valli Herman, latimes.com, "The subtle ways the Hotel Figueroa's redesign is a tribute to women," 10 Mar. 2018 That’s why the living room, with its traditional-looking wing chairs and Georgian tall-case clock, also has a midcentury Dan Johnson Gazelle chair and a bar skirted with bunny fabric by the artist Hunt Slonem. Douglas Brenner, House Beautiful, "History Buffs Will Obsess Over This Antiques-Filled Home," 3 Nov. 2017 Red stools: Drum Ottoman and wing chairs: Shelter Wing Chair (3908) both McAlpine Home collection; leeindustries.com. Southern Living, "Source Guide - September 2013," 14 Aug. 2013 Paired with classic upholstered wing chairs, the 54-inch-diameter dining table expands with a 20-inch leaf for special occasions. Carolyn Weber, ELLE Decor, "Big On Comfort," 5 July 2012 One part wing chair, one part Donald Judd sculpture, Sue Skeen’s settle bench in oak, ash or Douglas fir stylishly updates a classic old-English form with the addition of puzzle-like arms and rounded feet. Sarah Medford, WSJ, "London’s Design Fair: The Top 10 Pieces We’re Obsessed With," 28 Sep. 2017 Those TaskRabbits won’t just be on hand to put together your new Strandmon wing chair. Aaron Mak, Slate Magazine, "Ikea Just Bought TaskRabbit, the App for Paying Someone to Assemble Your Ikea Stuff," 28 Sep. 2017 The sofas and wing chairs, covered in velvet, are soft and inviting. Alice B-b, ELLE Decor, "English with an Accent," 12 Dec. 2011

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1904, in the meaning defined above

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wing chair

noun

English Language Learners Definition of wing chair

: a comfortable chair that has a high back with pieces that extend forward at the sides

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