Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A rest or support for the back.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun a support that you can lean against while sitting.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun the back piece of a chair, used to support the sitter's back

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a support that you can lean against while sitting

Etymologies

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back +‎ rest

Examples

  • The sun chair, its beams rising from the backrest, is a Rosenthal design, using borrowed and universal symbols, and it has been copied and interpreted so much that it has become part of the landscape.

    Santa Clara del Cobre & Erongaricuaro

  • The sun chair, its beams rising from the backrest, is a Rosenthal design, using borrowed and universal symbols, and it has been copied and interpreted so much that it has become part of the landscape.

    Santa Clara del Cobre & Erongaricuaro

  • The sun chair, its beams rising from the backrest, is a Rosenthal design, using borrowed and universal symbols, and it has been copied and interpreted so much that it has become part of the landscape.

    Santa Clara del Cobre & Erongaricuaro

  • Its backrest is cantilevered and gets locked in place when you lay your weight on it.

    FAZED

  • Its backrest is cantilevered and gets locked in place when you lay your weight on it.

    FAZED

  • Vertically centered in the backrest is a column of detailed carvings depicting animals, birds, flowers, hearts, and other designs based in Chinese folk art.

    Chinalyst - China blogs in English

  • Warrl curled behind her as a kind of backrest, which made the room look much less crowded.

    Oathbreaker

  • A major benefit is that the actuator is integrated into the lower backrest, meaning in the event of a rear impact collision, it is activated by the passenger's pelvis.

    FinanzNachrichten.de: Aktuelle Nachrichten

  • A major benefit is that the actuator is integrated into the lower backrest, meaning in the event of a rear impact collision, it is activated by the passenger's pelvis.

    FinanzNachrichten.de: Aktuelle Nachrichten

  • A major benefit is that the actuator is integrated into the lower backrest, meaning in the event of a rear impact collision, it is activated by the passenger's pelvis.

    FinanzNachrichten.de: Aktuelle Nachrichten

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