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antimacassar a covering, usu. decorative, used on the back or arms of a chair or sofa to protect the upholstery.
armchair a chair having supports at the sides for resting one's arms. [1/2 definitions]
beanbag a large sturdy pellet-filled bag used as a chair. [1/2 definitions]
breakaway of a theatrical or film prop, designing to break under slight impact, as a balsa-wood chair. [1/6 definitions]
camp chair a lightweight folding chair, usu. made of canvas, plastic webbing, or the like.
chair the electric chair. [1/5 definitions]
chaise a reclining chair with an extended leg rest; chaise longue. [1/3 definitions]
chaise longue a couchlike chair with an elongated seat that supports the legs of the sitter.
cochair combined form of chair.
creak to make, or move with, a grating or squeaking noise, as a chair under the stress of a person's weight. [1/3 definitions]
deck chair a lightweight folding chair, often with a full-length leg rest, often used on passenger ships.
ducking stool a former means of punishment consisting of a chair in which offenders were bound and then repeatedly plunged into water.
electric chair a chair through which high voltages of electricity are passed in order to execute a convicted criminal. [2 definitions]
electrocute to kill by electricity, esp. to execute (a condemned prisoner) by electricity, as in an electric chair.
end table a small table, usu. rectangular, placed at either end of a sofa or beside a chair.
ex cathedra (Latin) from the chair; with the authority of one's office or rank (used esp. of statements from the pope regarding faith and morals).
foldaway folding to a compact size for easy storage when not in use, as a cot, light table, or chair.
headrest a rest or support for the head, as on a chair or a seat in a motor vehicle.
ladder-back chair a chair having a back formed of horizontal slats between two uprights, resembling a ladder.
leg something similar to a leg in appearance and function, such as the supports of a chair or table. [1/4 definitions]
love seat a small upholstered sofa or double chair that seats two people.