- 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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Examples from the Web for rocking chair
His wife sat down in the rocking-chair with a sigh of despair.One Day's Courtship
"Ya'as," she replied, from a rocking-chair in the corner facing him.Southern Lights and Shadows
She collapsed in a rocking-chair and put her handkerchief to her face.Thankful's Inheritance
Joseph C. Lincoln
Galusha Bangs, in the rocking-chair by the center table, was looking at her.
Miss Hoag leaned back in her rocking-chair and closed her eyes.
- a chair set on curving supports so that the sitter may rock backwards and forwards
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