Origin of wheelchair
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Examples from the Web for wheelchair
The series also reversed a long trend that saw the character paralyzed by the Joker and confined to a wheelchair for a decade.Gail Simone’s Bisexual Catman and the ‘Secret Six’
December 6, 2014
Jasmin helps her transfer in and out of her wheelchair, get dressed, and bathe.Care Providers Fight for $15 and a Union
Jasmin Almodovar, Shirley Thompson
December 5, 2014
Former Missouri State Senator Chuck Graham is paraplegic and confined to a wheelchair.Why 2016’s Hopefuls Are Hopeless
P. J. O’Rourke
November 22, 2014
She could no longer go to the orchestra; she was confined to a wheelchair.The Nurse Coaching People Through Death by Starvation
November 17, 2014
Vinson was rolled out in a wheelchair wearing a full body hazmat suit.Ebola Nurses Are As Brave As Soldiers
October 17, 2014
He was seated in his wheelchair, a look of dull imbecility on his countenance.Paddy Finn
W. H. G. Kingston
They were strapped to the back of the wheelchair in which he sat.
You don't argue with a blaster, even if the man pointing it is in a wheelchair.
She lifted the geiger harnesses, and I put Ledman back in his wheelchair.
I demanded, staring at the half of a man who confronted us from the wheelchair.
- med a special chair mounted on large wheels, for use by invalids or others for whom walking is impossible or temporarily inadvisable
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Word Origin and History for wheelchair
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- A chair mounted on large wheels for the use of a sick or disabled person.
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