rocking chair


Definition of rocking chair

: a chair mounted on rockers

Examples of rocking chair in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Owen was finally big enough to fit inside an infant rocking chair Braiden’s mom had bought for him. Samantha Schmidt, Washington Post, "Braiden Schirtzinger is non-binary, pregnant and about to take on the most gendered role of all," 16 Aug. 2019 The photos have grown old and faded and no one remembers where the heirloom rocking chair came from. Lily Shaw, Twin Cities, "Startup Showcase: Kinetic Legacy switches memory to digital legacy," 11 Aug. 2019 There are so many choices to make: color schemes, rocking chairs, changing tables, and of course, the perfect bassinet. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "Hanging Cribs Are the Newest Trend For Your Nursery," 26 Feb. 2019 There were families in rocking chairs in front of the restaurant. David Joy, New York Times, "Gun Culture Is My Culture. And I Fear for What It Has Become.," 2 Apr. 2018 If there’s one thing a person like me, in a business that has been about as stable as a rocking chair on a roller coaster, hates it’s economic stability. Rex Huppke,, "Column: Are the Fake News Media trying to crash Trump’s economy? Oh, yes. We certainly are.," 27 Aug. 2019 Then add to its splayed feet something like the rocker of a rocking chair, but 210 metres long, 22 metres high and 15 metres wide. The Economist, "Climate change is a remorseless threat to the world’s coasts," 17 Aug. 2019 Also according to the site, the room has a rocking chair for moms who want to nurse during the work day. Cathy Kozlowicz, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "'It is time to normalize breastfeeding': Menomonee Falls companies get Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace awards," 9 July 2019 Speaking of which, a very minor spoiler alert: The rocking chair doesn’t kill anybody in Annabelle Comes Home. Darren Franich,, "Annabelle Comes Home pushes the Conjuring universe toward absurdity: EW review," 24 June 2019

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First Known Use of rocking chair

1766, in the meaning defined above

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25 Oct 2019

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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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