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wheelchair

noun wheel·chair \ˈhwēl-ˌcher, ˈwēl-\

: a chair with wheels that is used by people who cannot walk because they are disabled, sick, or injured

Full Definition of WHEELCHAIR

:  a chair mounted on wheels especially for the use of disabled persons

Examples of WHEELCHAIR

  1. He was in a wheelchair for several months after the accident.

First Known Use of WHEELCHAIR

circa 1700

wheelchair

noun wheel·chair \ˈhwē(ə)l-ˌche(ə)r, ˈwē(ə)l-, -ˌcha(ə)r\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of WHEELCHAIR

:  a chair mounted on wheels especially for the use of disabled individuals

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