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Bath chair

or bath chair

a wheeled and hooded chair, used especially by invalids.
any wheelchair.
Origin of Bath chair
First recorded in 1815-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The gist of that information was that the owner of the house was a lame gentleman who sometimes went out in a Bath chair.

    The Slave of Silence Fred M. White
  • Miss Sharp followed my Bath chair,—and with extreme diligence kept me to the re-arranging of the first chapter.

    Man and Maid Elinor Glyn
  • Goes about in a Bath chair which he hires from a regular keeper of this class of thing.

    The Slave of Silence Fred M. White
  • First she wanted a stout boy to help to draw her Bath chair, while the footman pushed behind, it being a hilly country.

    Field and Hedgerow Richard Jefferies
  • He ought to get her a proper servant and a man for the garden and the Bath chair.

  • The Rue Grenier-sur-leau is so narrow that it would scarcely admit of the passage of a Bath chair.

    Old and New Paris, v. 1 Henry Sutherland Edwards
  • A querulous little cry reached her from the Bath chair, drawn up on the promenade.

    Berenice E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • Mrs. Perch was a fragile little body whose life should have been and could have been divided between her bed and a Bath chair.

    If Winter Comes A.S.M. Hutchinson
  • On her way there she had overtaken Robin's wife wheeling Robin in a Bath chair.

  • We had secured a victoria which was not much larger than a Bath chair, but in a crowd this had its advantage.

    The Argosy Various
British Dictionary definitions for Bath chair

Bath chair

a wheelchair for invalids, often with a hood
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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