from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A very young child's feeding chair that has long legs, a footrest, and a usually detachable tray.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An elevated, or high, chair, often including a built-in tray, used for feeding babies and toddlers.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a chair designed for feeding a very young child, having four long legs and a footrest and a detachable tray, which rests in front of the child, holds the food, and also serves as a restraint, to keep the child from falling out of the chair.

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

  • n. a chair for feeding a very young child; has four long legs and a footrest and a detachable tray


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