Bath chair

Bath chair

noun
1.
a wheeled and hooded chair, used especially by invalids.
2.
any wheelchair.
Also, bath chair.


Origin:
1815–25

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Bath chair
 
n
a wheelchair for invalids, often with a hood

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bath chair

chair on wheels intended for use by ladies and invalids. It was devised by James Heath, of Bath, Eng., about 1750. For the next three-quarters of a century it rivaled the sedan chair and ultimately superseded it as a form of conveyance in Great Britain. The most common variety was supported on two wheels joined by an axle beneath the seat, with a small pivoting wheel in front supporting the footrest.

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