Definition of recumbent
- Then Mr. Grey was shown in, and found the squire recumbent on a sofa, with a store of books within his reach …
- —Anthony Trollope
- a recumbent statue
- a recumbent bicycle
The Egyptian sphinx has the body of a recumbent lion.
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