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easy chair

an upholstered armchair for lounging.
Obsolete, wing chair.
Origin of easy chair
1700-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Nat found Mrs. Parloe sitting in an easy chair by a front window.

    From Farm to Fortune Horatio Alger Jr.
  • Sir William, wrapped in his dressing-gown, was sitting up in an easy chair.

    The Arbiter Lady F. E. E. Bell
  • The reply seems to be beating out a jest very thin; but gradually the easy chair contrives to explain.

    From the Easy Chair, series 3 George William Curtis
  • She drew an easy chair to the fire, and when he was seated, came and stood over him.

    The New Tenant E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • The poet attempted to speak, in the little stop he of the easy chair made for taking breath, but he was not suffered to do so.

    Imaginary Interviews W. D. Howells
  • Long usage had, for this Stubb, converted the jaws of death into an easy chair.

    Moby Dick; or The Whale Herman Melville
  • Stepan Trofimovitch restrained himself and sank impressively into an easy chair.

    The Possessed Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • She could buy an easy chair for the poor invalid, and give her a little treat.

    The Son of Monte Christo Jules Lermina
  • He was seated in an easy chair, before a kidney table at which he was writing.

    Sybil Benjamin Disraeli
British Dictionary definitions for easy chair

easy chair

a comfortable upholstered armchair
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for easy chair

1707, from easy + chair (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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