chaise longue

[sheyz lawng, cheyz; French shez lawng]
noun, plural chaise longues French, chaises longues [shez lawng] .
a chair, with or without arms, for reclining, having a seat lengthened to form a complete leg rest and sometimes an adjustable back.
Also, chaise lounge [sheyz lounj, cheyz] .

1790–1800; < French: long chair; chaise lounge by folk etymology Unabridged
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chaise longue (ˈʃeɪz ˈlɒŋ, French ʃɛz lɔ̃ɡ)
n , pl chaise longues, chaises longues
a long low chair for reclining, with a back and single armrest
[C19: from French: long chair]

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