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An upholstered armchair usually having sides that are open.
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fauteuil(ˈfəʊtɜːɪ; French fotœj)
(Furniture) an armchair, the sides of which are not upholstered
[C18: from French, from Old French faudestuel, folding chair, of Germanic origin; see faldstool]
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fau•teuil(ˈfoʊ tɪl; Fr. foʊˈtœ yə)
n., pl. -teuils (-tɪlz; Fr. -ˈtœ yə)
an upholstered armchair.
[1735–45; < French; Old French faldestoel < Frankish *faldistōl; see faldstool]
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An upholstered armchair.
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