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chair

1. a professorship
2. Railways an iron or steel cradle bolted to a sleeper in which the rail sits and is locked in position
3. short for sedan chair
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

What does it mean when you dream about a chair?

A chair may symbolize sitting down to take time out to contemplate a situation before proceeding. If the dreamer is providing the chair, it’s time to sit for a while with oneself to contemplate new directions. If the chair is being offered, the dreamer should be open for taking advice. If, however, the dreamer finds himself or herself on the “hot seat,” then caution should prevail.

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chair

2. A metal frame, built into a thin partition wall and the floor to support a sanitary fixture (such as a washbasin or water closet) clear of the floor.
3. A device used to support reinforcing bars.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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From the on-line edition of the Toledo Blade about an article from the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano on an amusement hall in Italy that features the virtual "Electric Chair Game": "Just like a condemned criminal, [the player] sits on a wooden chair, identical to the one used in capital punishment in [some parts of] the United States and, after inserting a few coins, undergoes the chilling experience of the electric chair.
It remains the predominant form in the annual national eisteddfod (bard and minstrel competition), where since 1887 a wooden chair (the chair is the Welsh bard's highest honor) has been awarded to the writer of the winning awdl.
When I began teaching in a junior high school, I accepted the plain, straight-back wooden chair at the desk in my classroom as my lot in life, I regretted its tendency to snag my nylons, but, in a cheerful spirit of resignation, I covered the chair's splinters with masking tape and taught English and history from it every day.