rocking chair

  1. 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

Words Nearby rocking chair Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use rocking chair in a sentence

  • The last two presidential elections were gather-your-grandchildren-around-the-rocking-chair material.

    Why Obama's Campaign Bores Me | Peter Beinart | April 5, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • There was a very audible titter in the corner where three thoughtless young girls had squeezed themselves into one rocking-chair.

  • By this time the bent figure sitting in the rocking-chair, near the coffin began to show signs of life and whimper a little.

    The Cromptons | Mary J. Holmes
  • Finally, her labors over, she dusted an aged rocking-chair and sat down, fanning herself with her hat.

    Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
  • Presently she sat down on a Bentwood rocking-chair and swayed to and fro, aware of an ebbing of confidence.

    Hilda | Sarah Jeanette Duncan
  • The next moment her astonishment changed to anger, for there, in her best rocking-chair, sat a Green Monkey.

    The Tin Woodman of Oz | L. Frank Baum

British Dictionary definitions for rocking chair

rocking chair

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

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