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semi-easy chair



semi-easy chair (plural semi-easy chairs)

  1. A chair that is designed to be partially like an easy chair.
    • 1938, Keith Briant, Oxford Limited, Farrar & Rinehart, page 114,
      Her room contains a bed which is a divan by day, a chest-of-drawers, a concealed washbasin, a table or desk, a semi-easy chair, and one ordinary chair.
    • 1957, J. D. Salinger, "Zooey",
      Most of the furniture belonged to a maplewood "set": two day beds, a night table, two boyishly small, knee-cramping desks, two chiffoniers, two semi-easy chairs.
    • 2005, James Segrest and Mark Hoffman, Moanin' at Midnight: The Life and Times of Howlin' Wolf, Thunder's Mouth Press, →ISBN, page 246,
      "There was only one chair, a semi-easy chair with wooden arms that sported a huge, sharp, dangerous coil spring that poked way up from the middle of where the cushion used to be, like a bad joke."