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  1. a person or thing that kneels.
  2. a bench, pad, or the like, to kneel on.
  3. a stone for supporting inclined masonry, as coping stones.
  4. knee(def 8).
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Origin of kneeler

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at kneel, -er1
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for kneeler

Historical Examples

  • The Crown is arranged between the shoulders of the Warden and the Kneeler.

    Ten Books on Architecture


  • The Rector paused vaguely, and Birdwood tried to indicate by kicking himself that he had the kneeler.

    Guy and Pauline

    Compton Mackenzie

  • This is the dragon with which the Kneeler, Hercules, is fighting, and whose head he presses down with his foot.

  • Minister (aside to assistant): “Mr. Kneeler, a little more water, please.”

  • At length, a convulsion passed over the frame of the kneeler, and heaving a deep sigh he arose.

    Guy Fawkes

    William Harrison Ainsworth