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wing chair

or winged chair

a large upholstered chair having a back with wings.
Origin of wing chair
1900-05 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Scherherazade, the white Persian cat, occupied the wing-chair.

    The Trail of Conflict Emilie Baker Loring
  • As a safe and sane compromise she took refuge behind the back of the wing-chair.

    The Trail of Conflict Emilie Baker Loring
  • In chapter 6, Des Esseintes is relaxing in a wing-chair in front of the fire, remembering an event.

    Against The Grain Joris-Karl Huysmans
  • As he spoke, he slouched wearily over to the wing-chair Alison had recently occupied, and dropped into it like a dead weight.

    The Bandbox Louis Joseph Vance
  • He sank into a wing-chair before the fire and rested his head on his thin hand.

    The Trail of Conflict Emilie Baker Loring
  • But to me came Doctor Richard Geddes, and threw himself into a wing-chair.

    A Woman Named Smith Marie Conway Oemler
British Dictionary definitions for wing-chair

wing chair

an easy chair having wings on each side of the back
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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