rocking chair


noun

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

Origin of rocking chair

An Americanism dating back to 1750–60
Also called rocker.
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rocking chair


noun

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