Backrests

Supports that are used to rest one's back, either made as separate pieces of furniture, as used in sub-Saharan Africa, or as attachments to backless seating. For the component parts of seating furniture that support sitters' backs, use "backs (furniture components).".

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backrests American English
backrest American English
back rests American English
rests, back American English
back-rests British English
ruggensteunen Dutch
ruggensteun Dutch
respaldos Spanish
respaldo Spanish

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Supports that are used to rest one's back, either made as separate pieces of furniture, as used in sub-Saharan Africa, or as attachments to backless seating. For the component parts of seating furniture that support sitters' backs, use "backs (furniture components)."

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300262278. The J. Paul Getty Trust.