davenport


davenport

noun

  1. a large sofa, often one convertible into a bed.
  2. Chiefly British. a small writing desk.

noun

  1. John,1597–1670, Puritan clergyman: one of the founders of New Haven.
  2. a city in E Iowa, on the Mississippi River.

noun

  1. mainly British a tall narrow desk with a slanted writing surface and drawers at the side
  2. US and Canadian a large sofa, esp one convertible into a bed
n.

“large upholstered couch,” 1897, apparently named for the manufacturer. Earlier (1853) “a kind of small ornamental writing table.” The proper name is attested from 12c., from a place in Cheshire (Old English Devennport).

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