re·clin·er | \ ri-ˈklī-nər \

Definition of recliner 

: a chair with an adjustable back and footrest

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The seats are more than extra legroom, typically featuring recliner-type seats with extra width and recline. Bart Jansen, USA TODAY, "Delta expanding 'Premium Select' to all widebody European flights by 2021," 12 July 2018 One of his sons, Timothy, an occupational therapist and owner of Select Home Health Services, put a hospital bed in the living room, next to the leather recliner. Gregg Doyel, Indianapolis Star, "Doyel: Bobby and Nancy Leonard's love story helped save the Indiana Pacers," 27 June 2018 Screen capacity could also strain exhibitors, who have been reducing their auditorium count and installing recliners that limit the number of people who can attend each screening. Erich Schwartzel, WSJ, "Get Ready for a Multibillion-Dollar Summer-Movie Battle Royale," 10 May 2018 The set-up promises a culture and generational clash: the recliner set - conventional 60-somethings from the 'burbs - vs the gritty, rainbow-chard-eating young denizens of the city. Andrea Simakis,, "Loves, losses of Everyfamily exposed in 'The Humans' (reviews)," 13 Apr. 2018 The living-room furniture consists only of a dining table with chairs, a single recliner chair and a coffee table. Arizona Republic, azcentral, "Coolest homes: 10 unique modern homes featured on azcentral," 21 June 2018 Cinema Under the Stars Watch a mixture of film selections in the comfort of a recliner, love-seat cabana or deck chair at this intimate outdoor venue. Carolina Gusman,, "Your 2018 guide to outdoor movies in San Diego this summer," 31 May 2018 Even the auto dealership where Larry has worked for more than 20 years helped by allowing him to adjust his schedule during treatment and providing him with a medical recliner to sleep in at home following surgery. Trihealth,, "Larry’s robotic surgery: life-saving for him, milestone for TriHealth," 2 May 2018 The one-man mini floats are made by combining a sturdy electric wheelchair, with a recycled recliner, tricked out with dust ruffles, string lights, and whatnot. Doug Maccash,, "Taking a test drive with the Laissez Boys Mardi Gras parading group," 1 Feb. 2018

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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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