kneel·​er | \ ˈnē-lər How to pronounce kneeler (audio) \

Definition of kneeler

1 : one that kneels
2 : something (such as a cushion or board) to kneel on

Examples of kneeler in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Even a basic foam pad kneeler can help, but for a special gift, consider the Deep Seat Garden Kneeler ($60 from Gardener’s Supply), which provides cushy support for the knees as well as handles to make getting up a little easier (and more graceful). Jeanette Marantos, Los Angeles Times, 6 May 2021 Perhaps most horrifyingly, Mr. Warner locked Ms. Bianco in the bedroom, tied her to a prayer kneeler, and beat her with a whip that Mr. Warner said was utilized by the Nazis. Tyler Aquilina,, 30 Apr. 2021 All of those things factor into whether a particular kneeler is the best kneeling chair for you just as much as your weight does. Popsci Commerce Team, Popular Science, 15 Mar. 2021 In February 2019, representatives of Kaepernick and former teammate and fellow kneeler Eric Reid — who had been unsigned for the first nine months of 2018 — said the pair had settled their grievance against the NFL. Michael Lerseth,, 10 Oct. 2020 The garden kneelers and sofa cushions have evolved into custom-made — and sturdier — blocking pads to be used in a crisis. ProPublica, 13 Apr. 2020 Even with the third-row seat-backs up, the Telluride reserves 21 cubic feet of cargo space, which is enough to carry a folded baby stroller, or one of those kneeler-wheelers, in case the gout is flaring up. Dan Neil, WSJ, 17 Jan. 2020 My parents donated kneelers to the shrine in memory of their relatives., 9 Oct. 2019 Set in the 1930s, Chevalier’s new novel follows a woman whose fiancé died in World War I and who finds a sense of community among the guild of needlewomen embroidering kneelers for the pews at one of Britain’s great cathedrals. New York Times, 1 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of kneeler

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Kneeler.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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