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basket chair

a wicker chair the arms of which are a forward continuation of the back.
Origin of basket chair
1625-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The lady arose suddenly and deposited the General, like a doll, with one swift motion, in the basket-chair.

  • She leaned back in her basket-chair and enjoyed herself quietly.

    The Green Carnation Robert Smythe Hichens
  • Austin lounged in a basket-chair opposite and read the Diario.

    Kit Musgrave's Luck Harold Bindloss
  • She was glad to lie back in Mrs. Cartwright's basket-chair and to draw a long breath.

  • Dr. Heriot was still lounging complacently in his basket-chair.

    Heriot's Choice Rosa Nouchette Carey
  • However, she lay quietly in her basket-chair until word was brought her that supper was ready.

    A Prairie Courtship Harold Bindloss
  • Kalora found herself in a wide and easy kind of a basket-chair sitting under a tree and chatting with Mrs. Plumston.

    The Slim Princess George Ade
  • Kenwyne felt pleasantly languid as he lounged in a basket-chair after his evening meal.

    Harding of Allenwood Harold Bindloss
  • Lizzie had been concocting peppermint creams, and she now leant back luxuriously in a basket-chair and handed the box to Ulyth.

  • Alice sat down on the edge of a basket-chair while Mrs. Stubbs pumped the stove still higher.

    The Garden Party Katherine Mansfield
British Dictionary definitions for basket-chair

basket chair

a chair made of wickerwork; a wicker chair
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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