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Definition(s):

  • (adj) having a high back

Usage(s):

  1. Scanning the bench, an inquisitive eye moving to the right, comes to rest upon a large man in the last high-backed chair.
  2. The leader, Jeff Fort, 40, regularly presided over meetings from an immense, high-backed throne atop a pedestal, surrounded by outsize posters of himself and Gaddafi.
  3. Moments later, a convoy of armored Humvees, seven-ton trucks and reinforced high-backed personnel carriers tears into the streets of the long-restive town.

News

  • Can Diamond Dallas Page Save Wrestling's Walking Dead?

    Diamond Dallas Page needs to make some phone calls. He's sitting in a high-backed chair at the head of a gigantic, cherry-wood table in the dining room of his home in Smyrna, Ga. He calls this his Sons of Anarchy room, because the table reminds him of the one the bikers in the television show sit around when they discuss business in their clubhouse. His laptop and phone sit in front of him, and ...
    on July 24, 2013     Source: Deadspin

Quotes

  • For weeks, Jimmy had worried only about himself with an "egotism worth noting in a textbook somewhere," writes Kulish. "Now, he threw up, puked his guts out under the tires of a high-backed Humvee, more scared than he'd ever been. Fear for...
    on Jul 15, 2007 By: Nicholas Kulish Source: Los Angeles Times

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