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1. A chair back consisting of two upright posts connected by horizontal slats.
2. A chair with such a back.

lad′der-back′ adj.


a chair back having a number of horizontal slats between uprights.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ladder-back - a chair with a ladder-backladder-back - a chair with a ladder-back    
chair - a seat for one person, with a support for the back; "he put his coat over the back of the chair and sat down"
ladder-back - the backrest of a chair that consists of two uprights with connecting slats
2.ladder-back - the backrest of a chair that consists of two uprights with connecting slats
backrest, back - a support that you can lean against while sitting; "the back of the dental chair was adjustable"
ladder-back, ladder-back chair - a chair with a ladder-back
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And, perhaps in a marked shift, we have all begun to show a stronger appreciation for our heritage, which means it's a pleasure to feel the ANTIQUES contours of a ladder-back chair that has been used for more than a century, or to enjoy its colour and patina.
Uncle RV was friends with the owner and he would stop by to join some of the local boys who sat on ladder-back chairs as they solved the world's problems.
Robyne said: "Here, the elongated ladder-back, straight-angled chair goes very well with the minimalist, modern look of the apartment."
However, Layug's ladder-back kamagong chairs that flank the desk bring a laid-back vibe.
He sat down in the homemade ladder-back chair by the stone fireplace, lit his pipe and smiled.
Pair it with tulip chairs or customize your look by using traditional ladder-back chairs, aluminum Navy chairs, curved benches or mismatched wooden chairs all painted the same color.
Bailey sideboard, Bailey extending dining table, and bench, Bailey ladder-back dining chairs (pair), 12-piece Hamilton dinner set, chopping board, one of two Crush bamboo chopping boards (pair), porcelain tagine, tall pepper mill, two small condiments (set), Modern Living jug vase, twisted vase, large vase, globe glass pendant light, all M&S
Bailey sideboard, PS749, Bailey extending dining table, PS549, Bailey ladder-back dining chairs, PS329 (pair), bench, PS229, 12-piece Hamilton dinner set, PS59, one of two Crush bamboo chopping boards, PS15 (pair), porcelain tagine PS35, tall coloured pepper mill, PS15, two small coloured condiments, PS15 (set), vases, from PS19, lamp, PS69, all M&S.
Among the furniture will be a matched set of 18th century ash Waveyline type ladder-back chairs in excellent condition and boasting new rushing to a high standard.
A man's genitals were tied with a ribbon to furniture, naked women executed ersatz humping movements near a ladder-back chair, and there was a lot of gleefully trashy behavior, much of it in the nude.
I learned, for instance, how Anzac-on-Sea in Sussex later became Peacehaven; that Alford in Lincs was famous for a five-sail windmill and for rush-seated ladder-back chairs; that Hunstanton in Norfolk has more idiosyncracies than Huddersfield.
A large pine dining table with eight ladder-back chairs sits in the centre of the room.