ladder-back
adjective Date: 1908 of furniture having a back consisting of two upright posts connected by horizontal slats

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • ladder-back — n. a chair with a ladder back[2]. Syn: ladder back chair. [WordNet 1.5] 2. a chair backrest consisting of 2 uprights with several connecting slats. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ladder-back — ► NOUN ▪ an upright chair with a back resembling a ladder …   English terms dictionary

  • ladder-back — noun 1. a chair with a ladder back • Syn: ↑ladder back chair • Hypernyms: ↑chair 2. the backrest of a chair that consists of two uprights with connecting slats • Hypernyms: ↑back, ↑backrest …   Useful english dictionary

  • ladder-back — noun an upright chair with a back that resembles a ladder …   English new terms dictionary

  • ladder-back — lad·der back (lădʹər băk ) n. 1. A chair back consisting of two upright posts connected by horizontal slats. 2. A chair with such a back.   ladʹder back adj. * * * …   Universalium

  • ladder-back — lad′der back n. fur a chair back having a number of horizontal slats between uprights • Etymology: 1905–10 …   From formal English to slang

  • ladder back — a chair back having a number of horizontal slats between uprights. [1905 10] * * * …   Universalium

  • ladder back — /ˈlædə bæk/ (say laduh bak) noun a chair back having a number of horizontal slats between uprights …   Australian English dictionary

  • ladder back — a chair back having a number of horizontal slats between uprights. [1905 10] …   Useful english dictionary

  • ladder-back chair — [lad′ər bak΄] n. a chair with a back of two upright posts connected by horizontal slats * * * ▪ furniture        chair with a tall back constructed of horizontal slats or spindles between two uprights. The type is utilitarian and often rustic;… …   Universalium

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