kneeler

noun
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 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, SFChronicle.com, "Colin Kaepernick on his time with the 49ers: ‘I stood up for what is right’," 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, "How a School Stopped Relying on Restraining and Isolating Students — and What Others Can Learn From It," 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, "2020 Kia Telluride: A Peaceful Ride Even With a Car Full of Kids," 17 Jan. 2020 My parents donated kneelers to the shrine in memory of their relatives. BostonGlobe.com, "Could the future of Catholicism be taking shape in this church basement? - The Boston Globe," 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, "New & Noteworthy, From Missing Dad to Quitting God," 1 Oct. 2019 Trump had a field day criticizing the anthem kneelers. Dave Hyde, sun-sentinel.com, "Hyde: What billionaire would Kenny Stills want closer to Trump than Steve Ross? | Commentary," 8 Aug. 2019 Employing an erstwhile kneeler would make things worse. Paul Daugherty, Cincinnati.com, "Paul Daugherty: Cincinnati Bengals passing on Eric Reid not personal, strictly business," 14 Apr. 2018 Kaepernick is still jobless, and his former teammate and fellow kneeler Eric Reid is about to learn his fate in the coming months of free agency. Jonathan Jones, SI.com, "After a Season of Awakening for the NFL, What Can We Expect in 2018?," 20 Feb. 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'kneeler.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of kneeler

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about kneeler

Time Traveler for kneeler

Time Traveler

The first known use of kneeler was in the 14th century

See more words from the same century

Statistics for kneeler

Last Updated

17 Oct 2020

Cite this Entry

“Kneeler.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kneeler. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

More from Merriam-Webster on kneeler

Britannica English: Translation of kneeler for Arabic Speakers

Comments on kneeler

What made you want to look up kneeler? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!