rocking chair


Definition of rocking chair 

: a chair mounted on rockers

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As news spread, people began coming by the church with canned goods, and towels, and bath items, and in one case, a rocking chair whose owner noted that the wood grain on one of the arms resembled the face of Jesus. Stephanie Mccrummen, Washington Post, "A sanctuary of one," 31 Mar. 2018 Multipurpose furniture never seems to go out of style: Just last week, a hammock-rocking chair prototype went viral, and a sofa-blanket hybrid made the rounds on the Internet earlier this year. Devin Alessio, ELLE Decor, "This Bookshelf Is A Bibliophile's Dream," 28 Mar. 2016 Evan Rachel Wood relived a Nashville performance and hung out in a rocking chair. Krystin Arneson, Glamour, "How All Your Favorite Celebs Celebrated the Fourth of July," 4 July 2018 There’s a fiberglass Eames rocking chair (c. 1948-50) and a Panton heart cone chair (1959) by Danish designer Verner Panton (1926-1998), alongside the color wheels developed for their manufacture. Judith H. Dobrzynski, WSJ, "‘Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color’ Review: Vibrant From Any Angle," 26 May 2018 Her hat boxes, candelabra, rocking chair and rugs maintain the sect’s spare style but have been stripped of all utility, retooling a functional craft tradition for a realm of pure aesthetics. New York Times, "What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week," 10 May 2018 Landewe and Anna also take care of B&B guests, who stay in one of two rustic (read: no TVs) rooms with full size beds and rocking chairs, the ideal setting to take in the spectacular views and ponder days gone by. Olivia Abel, Country Living, "You Can Actually Stay Overnight In This Historic Hudson Valley Lighthouse," 8 May 2017 In today’s world, this intolerance for artificiality makes Harvin something of a cat in a room full of rocking chairs. Michael Mcknight,, "Percy Harvin Takes His Battle With Anxiety Public as He Gets Closer to Internal Peace," 28 June 2018 The music brings the words to life through text-painting: a rocking chair is translated into undulating triplets, a passing streetcar into rhythmically clanging chords, and so on, creating a vivid backdrop for the singer. Jessica Rudman,, "HSO Wraps Up Masterworks Season With Impressive Collaboratin," 9 June 2018

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First Known Use of rocking chair

1766, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of rocking chair

: a chair that moves back and forth on rockers that are attached to its legs

rocking chair

rock·​ing chair | \ˈrä-kiŋ-\

Kids Definition of rocking chair

: a chair mounted on rockers

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