Jump to navigation Jump to search
backrest (plural backrests)
- The back piece of a chair, used to support the sitter's back.
- 2011, Thad Nodine, chapter 3, in Touch and Go: A Novel, [Lakewood, Colo.]: Unbridled Books, →ISBN, page 39:
- I can identify the pattern of wood grain on my chair at Mom and Dad's kitchen table, but I don't try to sketch it in my mind. For me, chairness is nonvisual; it's the feel of a seat connected to four legs and a backrest.
- A guide attached to the slide rest of a lathe, and placed in contact with the work to steady it in turning.
back piece of a chair
guide attached to the slide rest of a lathe