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rocking chair

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noun

a chair mounted on rockers or springs so as to permit a person to rock back and forth while sitting.

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Nearby words

rockhampton, rockhopper, rockies, rockiness, rocking, rocking chair, rocking horse, rocking rhythm, rocking shear, rocking stone, rocking valve

Origin of rocking chair

An Americanism dating back to 1750–60
Also called rocker.
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British Dictionary definitions for rocking chair

rocking chair


noun

a chair set on curving supports so that the sitter may rock backwards and forwards
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