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Chairs and parts of chairs

arm

noun

part of a chair that you rest your arm on when you are sitting in it

armchair

noun

a large comfortable chair with parts for you to rest your arms on. It is often part of a set of chairs called a suite that also includes a sofa (=a long chair for two or three people).

armrest

noun

the part of a seat on which you rest your arm

back

noun

the part of a chair that you lean on when you are sitting on it

backrest

noun

the part of a piece of furniture that supports your back

chair

noun

a piece of furniture for one person to sit on, with a back, legs, and sometimes two arms

chaise

noun

a chaise longue

chaise longue

noun

a chair with an arm on only one side and a long seat on which you can sit with your legs stretched out

chesterfield

noun

a large sofa, often covered with leather

commode

noun

a seat with a container below it, used as a toilet

couch

noun

a long low comfortable seat that two or three people can sit on

davenport

noun

a large and comfortable sofa (=long chair for two or three people), especially one that can be made into a bed

divan

noun

a long comfortable seat with no back or arms for two or more people

easy chair

noun

a large comfortable chair

footrest

noun

a part of a chair or vehicle that supports your feet

headrest

noun

the top part of a chair or car seat that you lean your head against

high chair

noun

a tall chair that very young children sit in to eat

howdah

noun

a large seat on an elephant’s back, usually one with a cloth roof

litter

noun

a seat or bed made from cloth with long poles, in which an important person or dead body was carried in the past

loveseat

noun

a small comfortable seat for two people

ottoman

noun

a large seat shaped like a box, with a space below for storing things

pew

noun

a long wooden seat in a church

rocker

noun

one of the curved pieces on the bottom of a rocking chair that allow the chair to move backwards and forwards

rocker

noun

a rocking chair

rocking chair

noun

a chair that has two curved pieces under it, so that when someone sits on it they can move it backwards and forwards

seat

noun

something you can sit on

seat

noun

the part of a chair that you sit on

seating

noun

the seats in a public place such as a cinema or on a bus, train etc

seating

noun

the way in which seats are arranged or who will sit in them, especially at a formal occasion

seat pitch

noun

the distance between the front edge of a seat and the front edge of the seat in front, for example on a plane

sedan chair

noun

a covered seat on two long poles that was used in the past for carrying an important person around

settee

noun

a long soft comfortable chair for two or three people

settle

noun

a long wooden chair for two or three people that usually has a container under the seat for keeping things in

sofa

noun

a large, soft, comfortable seat with arms and a back that two or three people can sit on

stool

noun

a seat that has legs but no support for your back or arms

swivel chair

noun

a chair, especially in an office, with a seat that can turn around in a circle without you having to move the legs

three-piece suite

noun

a set of two chairs and a sofa that match each other

throne

noun

a special chair that a king or queen sits on

tray table

noun

a small table that folds down from the back of the seat in front of you in a plane or train

two-seater

noun

a vehicle or piece of furniture with seats for only two people

upholstery

noun

cloth or leather that is used for covering chairs and sofas

window seat

noun

a seat under a window in a house

wing chair

noun

a comfortable chair with a high back that has pieces pointing forward at the top corners

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