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  • 1. A private conversation between two people.

    2. A short sofa intended to accommodate two persons.

    I'd never heard the second definition, which sounds like a love seat.

    October 24, 2007

  • There is a type of sofa for two persons that has the back between the two persons. In other words, it isn't a love seat; it's more like a twisty, weird set of conjoined chairs. I don't know if this phrase applies to that piece of furniture, but I know they exist.

    October 24, 2007

  • Yes, some had a sort of S-shaped back, so that two people sitting in it are facing one another. But I think this term is now also used to describe two chairs facing the same way and joined by a small table--lots of patio furniture made this way. Like this.

    October 24, 2007