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

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Trump had a field day criticizing the anthem kneelers. Dave Hyde,, "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,, "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,, "After a Season of Awakening for the NFL, What Can We Expect in 2018?," 20 Feb. 2018 The woman is accused of throwing a wooden kneeler at a plexiglass window that was protecting a religious shrine at the Kearny Avenue church, San Diego police Capt. Lyndsay Winkley,, "Woman suspected of vandalizing Logan Heights church arrested," 5 Apr. 2018 Standing beside the kneeler is Syd Davy, a muscular and heavily tattooed fifty-seven-year-old hailing from Winnipeg, Manitoba. George Dohrmann,, "Inside the Viking World Order, the Exclusive Club of Minnesota Vikings Superfans," 17 Jan. 2018 Other teams with kneelers were the Buffalo Bills with six, Miami Dolphins three, Detroit Lions two and New York Giants one. Vasha Hunt,, "See the fans in the stands as Alabama trampled Ole Miss," 2 Oct. 2017 Dempsey has more in common with the kneelers than with Trump. William Saletan, Slate Magazine, "The White House is twisting a general’s words to back up Trump’s NFL attack.," 26 Sep. 2017 Many churches, especially Catholic churches, have kneelers. Angela Denker, Washington Post, "Colin Kaepernick and the powerful, religious act of kneeling," 24 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of kneeler

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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