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 But Richard Thomas, who was sitting in a recliner in another room and has difficultly walking, couldn’t get to the fire extinguisher in time to help her. Christine Dempsey,, "Man critically injured in Plainville condo fire; neighbors, cops inhale smoke during rescue," 18 Nov. 2020 Because spending all day Sunday and Monday evening with three friends – a recliner, a remote control and a large television – revealed one thing about the current state of the NFL: Even the best teams have flaws. Kent Somers, The Arizona Republic, "Quarterbacks make Cardinals, Seahawks favorites in the NFC West," 3 Nov. 2020 Donohoe, meanwhile, spent the afternoon still in his recliner, taking the occasional Marlboro break. Los Angeles Times, "Republican and Democratic voters unite on this: The election results wait is excruciating," 4 Nov. 2020 There are other things to think about on the recliner. Gary Stix, Scientific American, "Can My Blood Really Help COVID Patients?," 3 Nov. 2020 This is a multipurpose cushioned recliner with lots of bells and whistles. Popsci Commerce Team, Popular Science, "The best reclining chairs for your living room," 2 Nov. 2020 This ultra-sturdy recliner is a go-to for backyard hangouts or camping endeavors. Felicity Warner, USA TODAY, "Amazon has a ton of outdoor furniture on sale for Prime Day 2020—shop the best deals," 14 Oct. 2020 Larry Coke, 56, sits in his recliner at the Wood St. encampment in Oakland, Calif., on Friday, October 9, 2020. Sarah Ravani,, "Oakland City Council candidates grapple with surging homelessness," 12 Oct. 2020 Most jobs are one-item pickups, such as an old recliner that is tricky to maneuver up a staircase or an extra refrigerator that has taken its last breath. Colleen Schrappen St. Louis Post-dispatch, Star Tribune, "Junk haulers have hands full with pandemic purges," 11 Oct. 2020

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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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26 Nov 2020

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“Recliner.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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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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