Bent wood

bentwood

[bent-wood]
noun
1.
wood steamed and bent for use in furniture.
2.
an article of furniture made of bentwood.
adjective
3.
of or pertaining to furniture made principally of pieces of wood of circular or oval section, steamed, bent, and screwed together: a bentwood rocking chair.

Origin:
1860–65; bent1 + wood1

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bentwood (ˈbɛntˌwʊd)
 
n
a.  wood bent in moulds after being heated by steaming, used mainly for furniture
 b.  (as modifier): a bentwood chair

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