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Wood that has been steamed until pliable and then bent into shape.


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



1. wood steamed and bent for use in furniture.
2. designating furniture made principally of pieces of wood steamed and bent into curving shapes.
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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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