rocking chair

noun

Definition of rocking chair

: a chair mounted on rockers

Examples of rocking chair in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Yet, the rocking chair reportedly has been seen rocking on its own. Jamie L. Lareau, Detroit Free Press, "Mysterious events, bizarre tales from old Ford plant lead to ghost hunting tours," 29 Oct. 2020 At the house, Ms. Scott sits in a rocking chair on her front path greeting visitors who arrive steadily throughout the day. Anna Tarnow, The Christian Science Monitor, "An electrician’s good deed launches a movement of helpers," 28 Oct. 2020 On Saturday more than a dozen family and friends took apart the precariously hanging sheet metal as Hornsby sat in a rocking chair in the shade. Washington Post, "Louisiana surveys Delta’s devastation and wonder how much federal aid they can expect," 11 Oct. 2020 This Hampton Bay Cambridge wicker outdoor swivel rocking chair, for instance, is on sale for $254.15 midnight blue, which is down nearly $45 from its retail price of $299. Melissa Lee, USA TODAY, "Patio furniture is deeply discounted for these end-of-summer sales—shop the best deals," 9 Sep. 2020 After learning of Ian's diagnosis, a Big Brother fan put together a petition to get Ian a rocking chair. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "Everything to Know About Ian Terry's 'Big Brother' Past Before He Joined Season 22," 16 Aug. 2020 It was furnished more informally, with a metal table and chairs at one end, a rocking chair in the middle (my mother’s favorite spot), and a glider at the other end. Melanie Stetson Freeman, The Christian Science Monitor, "A paean to the porch," 12 Aug. 2020 The cozy rocking chair front porch, thoughtful decorating and sleeping accommodations for up to seven guests make this place a must-stay if a family vacation in this area is on the agenda. Julianne Ross, CNN Underscored, "Here’s how safe it is to book a vacation rental right now," 9 July 2020 The cozy rocking chair front porch, thoughtful decorating and sleeping accommodations for up to seven guests make this place a must-stay if a family vacation in this area is on the agenda. Julianne Ross, CNN Underscored, "Here’s how safe it is to book a vacation rental right now," 9 July 2020

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'rocking chair.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of rocking chair

1766, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about rocking chair

Time Traveler for rocking chair

Time Traveler

The first known use of rocking chair was in 1766

See more words from the same year

Statistics for rocking chair

Cite this Entry

“Rocking chair.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rocking%20chair. Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for rocking chair

rocking chair

noun

English Language Learners Definition of rocking chair

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

rocking chair

noun
rock·​ing chair | \ ˈrä-kiŋ- \

Kids Definition of rocking chair

: a chair mounted on rockers

More from Merriam-Webster on rocking chair

Nglish: Translation of rocking chair for Spanish Speakers

Comments on rocking chair

What made you want to look up rocking chair? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Words of Snow and Ice Quiz

  • image1037863653
  • Which of the following refers to thin, bending ice, or to the act of running over such ice?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Typeshift

Anagram puzzles meet word search.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!