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bent·wood

 (bĕnt′wo͝od′)
n.
Wood that has been steamed until pliable and then bent into shape.

bentwood

(ˈbɛntˌwʊd)
n
(Furniture)
a. wood bent in moulds after being heated by steaming, used mainly for furniture
b. (as modifier): a bentwood chair.

bent•wood

(ˈbɛntˌwʊd)

n.
1. wood steamed and bent for use in furniture.
adj.
2. designating furniture made principally of pieces of wood steamed and bent into curving shapes.
[1860–65]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bentwood - wood that is steamed until it becomes pliable and then is shaped for use in making furniturebentwood - wood that is steamed until it becomes pliable and then is shaped for use in making furniture; "bentwood chairs"
wood - the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees
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bentwood

[ˈbɛntˌwʊd] adjdi legno ricurvo
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