Definitions for "BENTWOOD"
Keywords:  thonet, pliable, michael, steam, chair
Wood steamed and bent to form structural members of chairs, etc. First developed in the early 19th century and popularized in the 20th century.
wood softened by steam for bending into curved shapes.
wood that is steamed until it becomes pliable and then is shaped for use in making furniture; "bentwood chairs"