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bentwood

[bent-woo d] /ˈbɛntˌwʊd/
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
1860-1865
1860-65; bent1 + wood1
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Examples for bentwood
  • The springy bentwood chair is made of eight layers of beech laminate, and has a foam seat covered in blue fabric.
  • The dining room has a big open kitchen, bare tables with bentwood chairs.
  • Some chair specifications called for steamed bentwood.
  • It is easy to split and was often used for bentwood boxes.
  • Net and weir fragments and bentwood fishhooks attest to highly developed fishing technology.
British Dictionary definitions for bentwood

bentwood

/ˈbɛntˌwʊd/
noun
1.
  1. wood bent in moulds after being heated by steaming, used mainly for furniture
  2. (as modifier) a bentwood chair
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