rocking chair


Definition of rocking chair

: a chair mounted on rockers

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There were various items in the room, like a weighted blanket, a rocking chair, and books. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "Do Weighted Blankets Even Do Anything for Anxiety?," 7 May 2019 There are yoga mats, rocking chairs, dream-inspiring prints on the walls, and the meditation app Calm is ready to go on all devices. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "Every Inch of This Room Was Designed to Give You the Best Sleep of Your Life," 6 Mar. 2019 In the kitchen was a very old lady with gray hair in a rocking chair. Candace Taylor, WSJ, "Selling a Great House? First, Break Up a Wrestling Match," 2 Jan. 2019 According to a source, Kris Jenner recently accompanied her daughter on a shopping trip at both Petit Tresor and Couture Kids, to stock up on pink items like a rocking chair and a variety of stuffed animals, including giraffes. Maria Pasquini,, "Think Pink! Khloé Kardashian Shows Off Adorable New Baby Clothes for Her Daughter on the Way," 9 Mar. 2018 Preston visited the school’s airy library, which had comfy rocking chairs, stuffed animals and hundreds of books. New York Times, "What Budget Cuts Mean for Third Graders in a Rural School," 5 June 2018 Even though the objects include everyday items like a rocking chair, a mailbox, and a wind chime, these larger-than-life objects are definitely pull-over-during-your-road-trip worthy. Madison Alcedo, Country Living, "The Strange Reason This Small Illinois Town Is Filled With Giant Sculptures of Chairs and Pencils," 6 Jan. 2017 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

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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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