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chair table

an article of furniture, produced especially in colonial America, that can serve as either a table or a chair, having, as a chair, a large, usually circular, hinged back that can be pulled down and rested on the arms to form a tabletop.
Origin of chair table
1550-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • He turned from the meals his imagination saw to the meal upon his chair-table.

    To Him That Hath Leroy Scott

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