Definitions

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

  • noun A chair back consisting of two upright posts connected by horizontal slats.
  • noun A chair with such a back.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A chair-back which is made of horizontal slats passing from one side to the other.

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

  • noun a chair with a ladder-back{2}.
  • noun a chair backrest consisting of 2 uprights with several connecting slats.

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

  • noun the backrest of a chair that consists of two uprights with connecting slats
  • noun a chair with a ladder-back

Etymologies

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Examples

  • In the middle of it all was a long picnic-style table surrounded by an eclectic arrangement of ladder-back chairs, barstools, and ottomans.

    Surrender the Dark

  • She slung her bag onto one of the antique ladder-back chairs and collapsed at the table.

    Choker

  • She slung her bag onto one of the antique ladder-back chairs and collapsed at the table.

    Choker

  • Men and women lounged everywhere, on everything: faded sprigged sofas and peeling painted chaise longues, spindly ladder-back chairs, stained window-seats, even on the rough plank trestle tables themselves.

    Exit the Actress

  • In the middle of it all was a long picnic-style table surrounded by an eclectic arrangement of ladder-back chairs, barstools, and ottomans.

    Surrender the Dark

  • She slung her bag onto one of the antique ladder-back chairs and collapsed at the table.

    Choker

  • She slung her bag onto one of the antique ladder-back chairs and collapsed at the table.

    Choker

  • Men and women lounged everywhere, on everything: faded sprigged sofas and peeling painted chaise longues, spindly ladder-back chairs, stained window-seats, even on the rough plank trestle tables themselves.

    Exit the Actress

  • As storyteller Tim Ereneta performs "Chart Toppers of 1349," the small stage is adorned only with a grinning skull on the seat of a ladder-back chair.

    'Chart Toppers of 1349': Reaching for the stars at Capital Fringe Festival

  • As storyteller Tim Ereneta performs, the small stage is adorned with only a grinning skull on the seat of a ladder-back chair.

    Capital Fringe Festival reviews

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