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Bath chair

or bath chair

noun
1.
a wheeled and hooded chair, used especially by invalids.
2.
any wheelchair.
Origin of Bath chair
1815-1825
First recorded in 1815-25
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Examples from the Web for Bath chair
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  • On her way there she had overtaken Robin's wife wheeling Robin in a Bath chair.

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

  • I fell down one day on the Parade, getting into my Bath chair.

    Fanny Goes to War Pat Beauchamp
  • 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
  • I was then unable to walk without crutches, and that for only a short distance, so had to be wheeled about in a Bath chair.

    True Ghost Stories

    Hereward Carrington
  • 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
  • So we spoke of every-day matters—and then we went into the parc—and Nina stayed by my Bath chair and amused me.

    Man and Maid Elinor Glyn
  • Sooner than not, he would draw the patient several miles in a Bath chair.

    A Simpleton Charles Reade
  • A querulous little cry reached her from the Bath chair, drawn up on the promenade.

    Berenice E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • She spent much time out of doors, on the Lees, in a Bath chair.

British Dictionary definitions for Bath chair

Bath chair

noun
1.
a wheelchair for invalids, often with a hood
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