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rocking chair

noun
1.
a chair mounted on rockers or springs so as to permit a person to rock back and forth while sitting.
Also called rocker.
Origin
1750-1760
1750-60, Americanism
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Examples from the web for rocking chair
  • All guest rooms have a balcony with a mountain view and a rocking chair.
  • Each unit features a private bath, telephone, coffee maker and patio with rocking chair.
  • The master bedroom has a king-sized bed, rocking chair and a ceiling fan.
  • The property features parking, a whirlpool, barbeque grill and wood deck with rocking chair.
  • Both theaters show first-run movies and feature stadium seating with rocking chair-style seats.
  • The printer's ink on the kitchen table and my rocking chair by the window drove her nuts.
  • Sam sits in the rocking chair, making it rock as much and as irritatingly as possible.
  • He dropped into his rocking chair, looking around the room.
  • Johnny nursed her, sitting in a rocking chair by her bed as she screamed in pain.
  • He likes to rock in his rocking chair or on a rocking horse.
British Dictionary definitions for rocking chair

rocking chair

noun
1.
a chair set on curving supports so that the sitter may rock backwards and forwards
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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