Definition of spindle-back in English:

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Entry from British & World English dictionary


(Of a chair) with a back consisting of framed cylindrical bars.
Example sentences
  • We have old-fashioned spindle-back wooden chairs in the kitchen, worn smooth with age, and like most people we have padded cushions to soften the seats.
  • In response to the increasing acceptance of this form of seating, a great number of changes and improvements were applied to the original plain spindle-back or slat-back rocker.
  • This is a spindle back Windsor chair that comes in a natural and black finish.

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