re·​clin·​er | \ ri-ˈklī-nər How to pronounce recliner (audio) \

Definition of recliner

: a chair with an adjustable back and footrest

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But the recliner, which cost about $1,200 with delivery and came new in a box, was a different story. Rebekah L. Sanders, azcentral, "Call for Action: The Dump refunds customer $1,200 for broken recliner," 11 Sep. 2019 Items on sale include recliners, beds, dressers and antiques. Micah Walker, Detroit Free Press, "Catholic ministry selling furniture, antiques in Monroe," 23 Aug. 2019 The 1,200-seat, 10 screen site boasts a hotel-style central bar and lounge area, full kitchen with menu items all made from scratch, wine, beer and craft cocktails and reserved recliner seating. Rebecca Hennes, Houston Chronicle, "Star Cinema Grill expands to Spring with new location at CityPlace development," 28 Aug. 2019 Perks such as recliner seating and alcoholic beverages have become increasingly common. Ryan Faughnder, Los Angeles Times, "iPic Entertainment, luxury cinema pioneer, files for bankruptcy as rivals move in," 5 Aug. 2019 All have manual driver or front passenger seat-back recliner mechanisms. Washington Post, "U.S. consumer spending rose in July," 31 Aug. 2019 All have manual driver or front passenger seat-back recliner mechanisms. NBC News, "Ford recalls 550K vehicles because seat back may fail," 30 Aug. 2019 Stick a turkey on your head, peek through Rachel and Monica’s purple door, relax on Chandler and Joey’s recliner after playing some foosball, help Ross with the infamous sofa pivot, or look through Phoebe’s favorite things. Lauren Huff,, "Special 25th anniversary Friends pop-up opening in New York City," 29 July 2019 After pulling up to the scene, Norris noticed the pup sitting alone in a giant brown recliner — his ribs clearly noticeable through his brown fur. Joelle Goldstein,, "Puppy Nearly Starves Waiting for Owner After He Was Discarded on Side of Road with Recliner and TV," 26 June 2019

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First Known Use of recliner

1882, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of recliner was in 1882

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English Language Learners Definition of recliner

: a comfortable chair which has a back that can lean back at an angle

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