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wheelchair

[hweel-chair, weel-] /ˈʰwilˌtʃɛər, ˈwil-/
noun
1.
a chair mounted on wheels for use by persons who cannot walk.
Origin
1690-1700
1690-1700; wheel + chair
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British Dictionary definitions for wheel-chair

wheelchair

/ˈwiːlˌtʃɛə/
noun
1.
(med) a special chair mounted on large wheels, for use by invalids or others for whom walking is impossible or temporarily inadvisable
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Word Origin and History for wheel-chair

wheelchair

n.

c.1700, from wheel + chair (n.).

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wheel-chair in Medicine

wheelchair or wheel chair
n.
A chair mounted on large wheels for the use of a sick or disabled person.

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