wing chair


Definition of wing chair

: an upholstered armchair with high solid back and angled sides

called also wingback chair

Examples of wing chair in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "New sculpture honors Birmingham chef Frank Stitt," 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, "This Russian Bathhouse is Overflowing with Eye-Popping Fabrics," 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, "Sneak Peek: December/January Issue," 8 Nov. 2010 The hotel’s feminine feel comes from curvy wing chairs, plump ottomans and button-tufted booths. Valli Herman,, "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; 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

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First Known Use of wing chair

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 25 Oct. 2020.

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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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