reading chair


reading chair
noun
: a chair with a narrow back, high short arms, a small slanted shelf attached to the top of the back, and a seat designed for straddling and for permitting one to sit facing the shelf

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a chair of the 18th century having an adjustable reading stand attached to the back and a crest rail extending forward on both sides to form armrests, designed to be sat on facing the back.
[1795-1805]

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reading chair,
a chair having high broad armrests and a reading desk attached to the back, so that a person could sit backwards on the chair and rest his elbows on the armrests while he reads. Reading chairs were first made in the 1700's.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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