[ nee-ler ]

  1. a person or thing that kneels.

  2. a bench, pad, or the like, to kneel on.

  1. a stone for supporting inclined masonry, as coping stones.

Origin of kneeler

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at kneel, -er1

Words Nearby kneeler Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use kneeler in a sentence

  • A little way from the head of the Serpent-holder is the head of the so-called kneeler.

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

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

    The Astronomy of the Bible | E. Walter Maunder
  • At length, a convulsion passed over the frame of the kneeler, and heaving a deep sigh he arose.

    Guy Fawkes | William Harrison Ainsworth
  • The President then proceeds to make all sorts of "magic" passes over the kneeler's face, back, and hands.

    My Book of Indoor Games | Clarence Squareman