a person or thing that reclines.
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

First recorded in 1660–70; recline + -er1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for recliner

Historical Examples of recliner

  • 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



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

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper