kneeler

noun

kneel·​er ˈnē-lər How to pronounce kneeler (audio)
1
: one that kneels
2
: something (such as a cushion or board) to kneel on

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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. Jonathan Cohen, SPIN, 25 Jan. 2023 Maybe Mom is a gardener (or can't stand the weeds around the back patio), and would benefit from a helpful kneeler that takes pressure off joints. Sarah Madaus, SELF, 18 Oct. 2022 The TomCare Garden Kneeler doubles as a garden bench and kneeler. Chicago Tribune, 11 Oct. 2022 Keep in Mind: This is just a kneeling pad rather than a kneeler that doubles as a seat. Renee Freemon Mulvihill, Better Homes & Gardens, 1 Sep. 2022 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, EW.com, 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, SFChronicle.com, 10 Oct. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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

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“Kneeler.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kneeler. Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

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