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1A sofa with padded arms and a back of the same height and curved outward at the top.
- ‘Once through the lobby and up a small set of stairs, we entered our living area, with its dark panelled walls and leather chesterfield sofas.’
- ‘I walk around and pick the blue chesterfield to sit on.’
- ‘View the contrasting styles: traditional chesterfields, contemporary, class and rustic.’
- ‘Come sit here,’ Maggie said, indicating the space beside her on the chesterfield.’
- 1.1Canadian Any sofa or couch.
- ‘The fashion and mood of the era are evoked by Willis' third choice, a rust-coloured angular chesterfield with reversible armrests.’
- ‘They were sitting - well, she supposed that up until a moment ago she'd been more sprawled than seated - on the red velvet chesterfield that matched the trim on the oversized leather chairs.’
- ‘Becca and I walked into a comfortable room with plush chesterfield and warm furniture.’
2A man's plain straight overcoat, typically with a velvet collar.
Mid 19th century (sense 2): named after a 19th-century Earl of Chesterfield.
A city in eastern Missouri, on the Missouri River, a suburb of St. Louis; population 46,064 (est. 2008)
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