butterfly chair
noun Date: 1953 a chair for lounging consisting of a cloth sling supported by a frame of metal tubing or bars

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  • butterfly chair — ☆ butterfly chair n. [see BUTTERFLY, adj.] a lightweight chair consisting of a piece of canvas, leather, etc. slung from a framework of metal bars …   English World dictionary

  • butterfly chair — noun Etymology: so called from the resemblance of the cloth sling to the outspread wings of a butterfly : a lounging chair consisting of a cloth sling supported by a frame of metal tubing or bars * * * a sling chair in which a canvas or leather… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Butterfly chair — A butterfly chair, also known as a BFK chair , is a style of chair featuring a folding frame and a large cloth sling hung from the frames highest points. This design is popular for portable recreational seating.HistoryThe BKF chair was designed… …   Wikipedia

  • butterfly chair — a sling chair in which a canvas or leather sling is suspended from a metal frame by its corners, forming a wide back and seat in a shape resembling the outstretched wings of a butterfly. [1950 55] * * * …   Universalium

  • butterfly chair — but′terfly chair n. fur a chair in which a canvas sling is suspended from a metal frame by its corners, forming a wide back and seat …   From formal English to slang

  • butterfly — [but′ərflī΄] n. pl. butterflies [ME buterflie < OE buttorfleoge (see BUTTER & FLY2): in folklore, it is thought to steal milk or butter] 1. any of various families of lepidopteran insects active in the daytime, having a sucking mouthpart,… …   English World dictionary

  • Butterfly (disambiguation) — A butterfly is a flying insect.Butterfly or butterflies may also refer to:* Butterfly (dinghy), a popular one design single handed sailboat * Butterfly (options), a combination option trade strategy * Butterfly ballot, a type of a ballot that was …   Wikipedia

  • Chair — This article is about furniture. For other uses, see Chair (disambiguation). Vincent s Chair by Vincent van Gogh …   Wikipedia

  • chair — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. chairperson, man, or woman, convenor, coordinator, moderator, speaker, master of ceremonies, MC, emcee, toastmaster, roastmaster (sl.); seat (See furniture); professorship, judgeship, fellowship. See… …   English dictionary for students

  • Butterfly watching — (also called butterflying) is a hobby concerned with the non destructive observation and study of butterflies. There are clubs, handbooks, checklists, and even festivals devoted to the activity, just as there are for birding. The Fourth of July… …   Wikipedia

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