davenport

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Davenport \Dav"en*port\, noun [From the name of the original maker. --Encyc. Dict.] A kind of small writing table, generally somewhat ornamental, and forming a piece of furniture for the parlor or boudoir.

A much battered davenport in one of the windows, at which sat a lady writing. --A. B. Edwards.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

Davenport

noun

1: a city in eastern Iowa on the Mississippi River across from Moline and Rock Island

2: a small decorative writing desk

3: a large sofa usually convertible into a bed


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