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  14. voyeuses
Scope note
Chairs having a rather low seat and a padded top rail, designed to allow male spectators of card games to astride while resting their arms or elbows on the top rail. The term is derived from the French verb "voir," "to see." First made in France about 1740 and later in England. For a lower-seated variant of this chair designed for women, use "voyeuse á genoux."
Accepted term: 13-May-2024