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recliner

[ri-klahy-ner] /rɪˈklaɪ nər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that reclines.
2.
Also called reclining chair. an easy chair with a back and footrest adjustable up or down to the comfort of the user.
Origin of recliner
1660-1670
First recorded in 1660-70; recline + -er1
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  • Stay in your recliner all day and rest and remain in bed to-morrow morning.

    The Straw Eugene O'Neill
British Dictionary definitions for recliner

recliner

/rɪˈklaɪnə/
noun
1.
a type of armchair having a back that can be adjusted to slope at various angles and, usually, a leg rest
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Word Origin and History for recliner
n.

1660s, agent noun from recline. From 1880 as a type of chair.

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