rocking chair


Definition of rocking chair

: a chair mounted on rockers

Examples of rocking chair in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And don’t worry, Clements also highlights roadside attractions from mid-century motels to a giant rocking chair, Cadillac Ranch and the world’s largest ketchup bottle. Andrew Bender, Forbes, 7 Dec. 2021 Milwaukee Public Museum visitors will recognize granny as the woman sitting on a porch rocking chair in the Streets of Old Milwaukee exhibit. Amy Schwabe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 4 Dec. 2021 Jake sets up an interrogation room with a rocking chair, a sweater, and weak tea. Brian Tallerico, Vulture, 3 Sep. 2021 The sound of a rocking chair is often heard, though there isn't one in the hotel, and light orbs have been seen floating around. Rachel Chang, Travel + Leisure, 19 Oct. 2021 This three-piece rocking chair set is perfect for your front porch or patio. Samantha Driscoll, Better Homes & Gardens, 29 Sep. 2021 Phillip also showcased a rocking chair gifted to her by CBS Mornings' Gayle King. Benjamin Vanhoose,, 1 Oct. 2021 The Shine Company outdoor rocking chair is constructed of durable hardwood and it's sealed with polyurethane paint to prevent damage from the elements. Sanah Faroke, Better Homes & Gardens, 22 Sep. 2021 The museum says Kennedy gifted the rocking chair to the Waldorf Astoria in 1962, in keeping with a tradition of presidents donating a keepsake as a remembrance of their stays in the hotel’s presidential suite., 11 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of rocking chair

1766, in the meaning defined above

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12 Jan 2022

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“Rocking chair.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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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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