director's chair
noun Etymology: from its use by motion-picture directors on the set Date: 1953 a lightweight folding armchair with a back and seat usually of cotton duck

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  • director'schair — di·rec·tor s chair (dĭ rĕkʹtərz, dī ) © School Division, Houghton Mifflin Company n. A light folding armchair having a plastic, wooden, or metal frame and a back and seat usually made of canvas.   [From its use by motion picture directors on the… …   Universalium

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