re·​clin·​er ri-ˈklī-nər How to pronounce recliner (audio)
: a chair with an adjustable back and footrest

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Giveaways include two La-Z-Boy recliners, workout weights and 100 free cookies each day at the door. Patrick Connolly, Orlando Sentinel, 23 Feb. 2023 While many nursery recliners and gliders look like a slightly more modern or colorful version of what your uncle has had in the corner of his living room for 25 years—Oilo's are quite the opposite. Amanda Lauren, Forbes, 22 Feb. 2023 What is the difference between a zero gravity chair and a recliner? Sarah Halverson, Better Homes & Gardens, 15 May 2023 The seat padding is especially cushy, and the seat reclines three-fourths of the way back to horizontal (though the recliner is a bit tricky to figure out). Chris Abell, Travel + Leisure, 7 Feb. 2023 The theater features recliner seats in all of its auditoriums. Joey Morona, cleveland, 16 Dec. 2022 Assembly is simple, and unlike racer-style chairs, this recliner is great for both gaming and watching your favorite movies or shows. Gabrielle Hondorp, Popular Mechanics, 22 July 2022 You needn’t be too seasoned of a flier to remember when the business-class cabin was characterized by dense stacks of Lay-Z-Boy-like recliners offering little else by way of meaningful amenities. Brad Japhe, Travel + Leisure, 1 May 2023 Inky had launched out of the chair as soon as workers pulled the recliner from the truck. Brandon Livesay, Peoplemag, 29 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1882, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of recliner was in 1882

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“Recliner.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jun. 2023.

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