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Windsor chair

noun, (sometimes lowercase)
a wooden chair of many varieties, having a spindle back and legs slanting outward: common in 18th-century England and in the American colonies.
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1715-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Mrs. Postwhistle sat on a windsor-chair in the centre of Rolls Court.

    Tommy and Co. Jerome K. Jerome
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Windsor chair

a simple wooden chair, popular in England and America from the 18th century, usually having a shaped seat, splayed legs, and a back of many spindles
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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