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A city of eastern Iowa on the Mississippi River opposite Moline and Rock Island, Illinois. It grew rapidly after the first railroad bridge across the Mississippi was completed in 1856.
A compact desk having many small drawers, pigeonholes, and a hinged lid that can be folded over to cover the desktop.
[Perhaps from the name of a manufacturer or the person who originally commissioned the design .]
A large sofa, sometimes one that is convertible into a bed.
[After the A.H. Davenport Company, a furniture manufacturer in Boston in the 1800s.]
1. (Furniture) chiefly Brit a tall narrow desk with a slanted writing surface and drawers at the side
2. (Furniture) US and Canadian a large sofa, esp one convertible into a bed
[C19: sense 1 said to be named after Captain Davenport, who commissioned the first ones]
dav•en•port(ˈdæv ənˌpɔrt, -ˌpoʊrt)
1. a large sofa, often one convertible into a bed.
2. Chiefly Brit. a small writing desk.
[1850–55; (definition 2) allegedly after a Captain Davenport, who first commissioned it]
Dav•en•port(ˈdæv ənˌpɔrt, -ˌpoʊrt)
a city in E Iowa, on the Mississippi River. 97,140.
A small writing desk with side drawers and sloping top.
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|Noun||1.||Davenport - a city in eastern Iowa on the Mississippi River across from Moline and Rock Island|
|2.||davenport - a small decorative writing desk|
desk - a piece of furniture with a writing surface and usually drawers or other compartments
|3.||davenport - a large sofa usually convertible into a bed|
chesterfield - an overstuffed davenport with upright armrests