There are 2 main definitions of chesterfield in English:

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chesterfield 1

Pronunciation: /ˈCHestərˌfēld/

noun

1A sofa with padded arms and a back of the same height and curved outward at the top.
Example sentences
  • View the contrasting styles: traditional chesterfields, contemporary, class and rustic.
  • Come sit here,’ Maggie said, indicating the space beside her on the chesterfield.
  • I walk around and pick the blue chesterfield to sit on.
1.1chiefly Canadian Any sofa or couch.
Example sentences
  • The fashion and mood of the era are evoked by Willis' third choice, a rust-coloured angular chesterfield with reversible armrests.
  • Becca and I walked into a comfortable room with plush chesterfield and warm furniture.
  • They were sitting - well, she supposed that up until a moment ago she'd been more sprawled than seated - on the red velvet chesterfield that matched the trim on the oversized leather chairs.
2A man’s plain straight overcoat, typically with a velvet collar.

Origin

Mid 19th century (sense 2): named after a 19th-century Earl of Chesterfield.

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Syllabification: ches·ter·field

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There are 2 main definitions of chesterfield in English:

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Chesterfield 2

Pronunciation: /ˈCHestərˌfēld/
A city in eastern Missouri, on the Missouri River, a suburb of St. Louis; population 46,064 (est. 2008).

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Syllabification: Ches·ter·field

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