Fauteuil meaning

fōtĭl, fō-tœyə
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.

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An upholstered armchair usually having sides that are open.
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An upholstered chair, esp. one with open arms.
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(by extension) Membership in the Académie française.
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Origin of fauteuil

  • French from Old French faldestoel of Germanic origin pel-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Wiktionary