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  • adj. Resembling a chair or some aspect of one.


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chair +‎ -like


  • But other things that we identify as chairlike are not so seen by dogs: stools, tables, arms of couches.


  • Ah, the Platonic "Theory of Forms", that there exists somewhere an "ideal chair", and that all objects which we call "chairs" are more or less chairlike depending only on how much they resemble the ideal object, the ideal chair.

    Four Levels of Universe

  • Later, he was carried from his home to the meetings in a sedan chairlike a carriage without wheels, held aloft by four men.

    10 Days: Benjamin Franklin

  • Riding a recumbent stationary bike one that has a chairlike seat, for 10 to 20 minutes at low resistance, then stretching for a couple of minutes is a good start.

    Escape Your Shape

  • At one end was a chairlike back, heavily carved; there was more carving on the tops of the thing's cabriole legs.

    The Silent Tower

  • He inquired about my luggage, which I told him would arrive later, then he called a strapping porter who had a chairlike contraption strapped to his back.

    Carson of Venus

  • You had to be careful with her because she had a habit of sitting down without even checking if there was anything remotely chairlike underneath her, and twice already she'd missed the couch and busted her ass-the last time hollering Dios mío, qué me has hecho?

    The New Yorker

  • It doesn’t matter if it’s power or manually operated, but the actual seat part that you sit on not just the seat back, but the seat itself has to be able to tilt so that it’s as flat and chairlike as possible.

    Memorial Day weekend task


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