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wing chair

noun
1.
a large upholstered chair having a back with wings.
Also, winged chair.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05
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British Dictionary definitions for wing chair

wing chair

noun
1.
an easy chair having wings on each side of the back
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Encyclopedia Article for wing chair

a tall-backed, heavily upholstered easy chair with armrests and wings, or lugs, projecting between the back and arms to protect against drafts. They first appeared in the late 17th century-when the wings were sometimes known as "cheeks"-and they have maintained their popularity through a series of revivals ever since. Often they form part of a set, or suite.

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