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 (fō′tĭl, fō-tœ′yə)
An upholstered armchair usually having sides that are open.

[French, from Old French faldestoel, of Germanic origin; see pel- in Indo-European roots.]
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(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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(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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Noun1.fauteuil - an upholstered armchairfauteuil - an upholstered armchair    
armchair - chair with a support on each side for arms
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References in classic literature ?
He went home, and feeling rather tired--nursing a vengeance was, it must be confessed, a rather fatiguing process; it took a good deal out of one--flung himself into one of his brocaded fauteuils, stretched his legs, thrust his hands into his pockets, and, while he watched the reflected sunset fading from the ornate house-tops on the opposite side of the Boulevard, began mentally to compose a cool epistle to Madame de Bellegarde.
"Monsieur d'Artagnan," said the cardinal, sitting down on a fauteuil, "you have always seemed to me to be a brave and honorable man."
Already the cold sweat started on my brow, already I glanced back over my shoulder at the closed door, when, to my unspeakable relief, my eye, wandering mildly in the direction of the stove, rested upon a second figure, seated in a large fauteuil beside it.
During the time which Lord de Winter took to shut the door, close a shutter, and draw a chair near to his sister-in-law's fauteuil, Milady, anxiously thoughtful, plunged her glance into the depths of possibility, and discovered all the plan, of which she could not even obtain a glance as long as she was ignorant into whose hands she had fallen.
Then, when all were placed, he chose as his headquarters the ante-chamber, in which he found a large fauteuil, a lamp, some wine, some water: and some dry bread.
No one aiding her, for all were petrified, she sank back in her fauteuil, breathing a weak, trembling sigh.
Ce centre, dont les travaux tirent a leur fin, produira des tricycles a moteur haut gamme, des fauteuils roulants, des produits de contention et de confort, dont les ceintures medicales et bandages herniaires, matelas anti-escarres, poches pour personnes stomisees, des appareillages orthopediques, des varietes de chaussures et de semelles.Le ministre s'est rendu a la direction de la Cnas ou il a preside la ceremonie de remise de fauteuils roulants electriques a des handicapes.
Les difficultes sont en rapport avec la presence de plusieurs marches a l'entree des etablissements publics, sans aucune rampe pour les utilisateurs de cannes ou bequilles et moins encore pour les utilisateurs de fauteuils roulants.
Frej a remis, au siege de la province d'Essaouira, des lunettes medicales a quelque 200 eleves malvoyants poursuivant leurs etudes dans differents etablissements scolaires de la province, des fauteuils roulants a des personnes handicapees, des effets vestimentaires a des enfants orphelins pensionnaires de ''Dar Attalib'' et des aides financieres a des personnes souffrant d'insuffisance renale.