[hweel-chair, weel-]
a chair mounted on wheels for use by persons who cannot walk.

1690–1700; wheel + chair

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

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