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[ri-klahy-ner] /rɪˈklaɪ nər/
a person or thing that reclines.
Also called reclining chair. an easy chair with a back and footrest adjustable up or down to the comfort of the user.
Origin of recliner
1660-70; recline + -er1 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for recliner


a type of armchair having a back that can be adjusted to slope at various angles and, usually, a leg rest
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Word Origin and History for recliner

1660s, agent noun from recline. From 1880 as a type of chair.

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