Origin of fauteuilFrench from Old French faldestoel, faldstool
A fauteuil chair.
The definition of a fauteuil is an open-sided chair with an upholstered seat, back and arms.
An example of a fauteuil is an open sided, ornately carved French chair from the 18th century with an upholstered back, seat and arm.
An upholstered armchair usually having sides that are open.
Origin of fauteuilFrench from Old French faldestoel of Germanic origin ; see pel-2 in Indo-European roots.