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recliner

[ri-klahy-ner]
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noun
  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

recliner

noun
  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

n.

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

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