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

Definition of recliner

: a chair with an adjustable back and footrest

Examples of recliner in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His daily routine was to come downstairs from bed and sprawl in a recliner, sleeping for two-thirds of the day. Jesse Leavenworth,, 15 Jan. 2022 This annual event is a great way to dish up some culture before parking in the recliner with beer and pretzels to watch the big game. oregonlive, 10 Jan. 2022 Then the basement flooded again, and out went the new recliner. New York Times, 17 Oct. 2021 The deal: Shop the home improvement store's Red, White and Blue Sale for up to 50% off recliner chairs, bed frames storage essentials and more through Sunday, July 4. Nishka Dhawan, USA TODAY, 2 July 2021 Jeff was sleeping on a recliner in Tina’s room in the ICU, on his second visit, when a knock awakened him. Courtney Tanner, The Salt Lake Tribune, 4 Oct. 2021 Meanwhile, larger-ticket items, like Home Depot's best-selling Merax power lift recliner is also on sale. Isabelle Kagan, USA TODAY, 11 Sep. 2020 Then the basement flooded again, and out went the new recliner. New York Times, 17 Oct. 2021 Then the basement flooded again, and out went the new recliner. New York Times, 17 Oct. 2021

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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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19 Jan 2022

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“Recliner.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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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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