rocking chair


: a chair mounted on rockers

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web In hundreds of clips, some racking up over a million views, he’s filmed himself lying face down in muck, slumped in a rocking chair, strung up by his wrists and draped over a bar. Jonathan Edwards, Washington Post, 27 Oct. 2022 Severe scoliosis caused her spine to curve like the rail on a rocking chair. Staff And Wire Reports, oregonlive, 24 Dec. 2020 Take the rocking chairs on the front porch, a Vinoy tradition since opening day. Skye Sherman, Travel + Leisure, 5 Apr. 2023 Anxiety’s like a rocking chair. Zee Krstic, Good Housekeeping, 28 Jan. 2023 Upgrade the traditional rocking chair. Washington Post, 22 Nov. 2021 With its blue ceiling, statement rocking chairs, and hydrangeas, Simonson’s porch epitomizes that feeling. 2 Something as simple as florals and greenery can certainly do the trick. Sofia Quintero, ELLE Decor, 28 Mar. 2023 When customers of America’s four largest banks visit their local branches on Tuesday, they will be greeted by an unfamiliar sight: activists in rocking chairs blocking the entrances. Maxine Joselow, Washington Post, 21 Mar. 2023 The balcony and rocking chairs on the top floor were my favorite. Josie Howell |, al, 17 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1766, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rocking chair was in 1766

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“Rocking chair.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Jun. 2023.

Kids Definition

rocking chair

: a chair mounted on rockers

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