One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of a chair) with a back consisting of framed cylindrical bars.
- ‘We have old-fashioned spindle-back wooden chairs in the kitchen, worn smooth with age, and like most people we have padded cushions to soften the seats.’
- ‘It was a spindle-back chair with curved wooden struts and a solid wooden seat.’
- ‘In response to the increasing acceptance of this form of seating, a great number of changes and improvements were applied to the original plain spindle-back or slat-back rocker.’
- ‘This is a spindle back Windsor chair that comes in a natural and black finish.’
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