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  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.
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Origin of recliner

First recorded in 1660–70; recline + -er1
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Related Words for recliner

chair, couch, bench, recliner, armchair, settee, pew, stool, lounge, settle, stall, davenport, loveseat, chesterfield, sling, rocker, cathedra

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


  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


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

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