re·​clin·​er | \ ri-ˈklī-nər \

Definition of recliner

: a chair with an adjustable back and footrest

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The piano appears to be in the same spot, along with her iconic year-round Christmas tree, blue doors, cozy recliners, noteworthy fireplace, and the taxidermy on the walls. Taylor Mead, House Beautiful, "Billie Lourd Filmed The Sweetest Tribute Song For Carrie Fisher In Her Mother's Old Home," 27 Dec. 2018 The seats also have a six-inch seat recline (compared to three in economy) and to top it off, are recliner-style, with a mini footrest. Katherine Lagrave, Condé Nast Traveler, "United's New 'Premium Plus' Seats Are Like Mini-Recliners," 3 Dec. 2018 On top of all that, seats are getting smaller and closer, causing tempers to get shorter as crying babies, seat-kicking kids or rude recliners steal some of the teeny air space that’s yours. Pat Lenhoff,, "Column: The magic and horror of air travel," 12 July 2018 The blended styles of a midcentury recliner, a traditional cotton matelassé coverlet and the tribal rugs also soften the room. Catherine Romano, WSJ, "How to Warm Up a Home Without Cluttering It Up," 12 Oct. 2018 Designers have tackled the clunky traditional recliner, coming up with some sleeker, more stylish versions. Kim Cook, The Seattle Times, "Furniture that lets you plug in — without getting off the couch," 8 Oct. 2018 But some people, no matter how old, aren’t heading for the recliner. Leah Garchik, San Francisco Chronicle, "Contemporary Jewish Museum has taken root in Jessie Square," 13 June 2018 But Wargaming wants to broaden the appeal of World of Warships beyond naval enthusiasts and those who live to watch black-and-white Victory At Sea re-runs from a leather recliner in the den. Gordon Mah Ung, PCWorld, "World of Warships dives deep for new players, adding submarines to popular naval combat game," 18 Sep. 2018 Some in the top ranks were shocked by a February note from his executive assistant to other executives saying Mr. Falco would only take meetings starting at 11 a.m., with his last at 4 p.m. Mr. Falco often sat in a recliner in his office. Benjamin Mullin, WSJ, "‘I Quit, I Quit!’ Boardroom Turmoil Aggravates Univision’s Problems," 26 July 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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