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Davenport

[dav-uh n-pawrt, -pohrt] /ˈdæv ənˌpɔrt, -ˌpoʊrt/
noun
1.
John, 1597–1670, Puritan clergyman: one of the founders of New Haven.
2.
a city in E Iowa, on the Mississippi River.
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British Dictionary definitions for j davenport

davenport

/ˈdævənˌpɔːt/
noun
1.
(mainly Brit) a tall narrow desk with a slanted writing surface and drawers at the side
2.
(US & Canadian) a large sofa, esp one convertible into a bed
Word Origin
C19: sense 1 said to be named after Captain Davenport, who commissioned the first ones
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Word Origin and History for j davenport

davenport

n.

"large upholstered couch," 1897, apparently named for the manufacturer. Earlier (1853) "a kind of small ornamental writing table." The proper name is attested from 12c., from a place in Cheshire (Old English Devennport).

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