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A type of deeply padded reclining chair.
- ‘In fact, his activity was strictly limited to sitting in a Barcalounger.’
- ‘During the tunnel sequence where Tommy Lee Jones's and Will Smith's cruiser-cum-rocket-car blasts off, the Denon's prodigious output slammed us back into our BarcaLoungers with a vengeance.’
- ‘In The Nirvana Blues by John Nichols, the residents of Chamisaville recline in Barcaloungers.’
1970s: from the name of Edward J. Barcolo, who acquired the original licence to manufacture the chairs, and lounger.
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