wheelchair

noun
wheel·​chair | \ ˈ(h)wēl-ˌcher How to pronounce wheelchair (audio) \

Definition of wheelchair

: a chair mounted on wheels especially for the use of disabled persons

Examples of wheelchair in a Sentence

He was in a wheelchair for several months after the accident.
Recent Examples on the Web Welch parent Vamsi Koduri said his son is in a wheelchair and already has an eight-minute bus ride to the school. Rafael Guerrero, chicagotribune.com, 19 Oct. 2021 Durst, who has numerous medical problems, sat in a wheelchair with a catatonic stare during much of the sentencing hearing. Editors, USA TODAY, 17 Oct. 2021 Durst, who has numerous medical issues, sat in a wheelchair with a catatonic stare during much of the sentencing hearing. BostonGlobe.com, 17 Oct. 2021 The 78-year-old spent the majority of the trial seated in a wheelchair. James Queally, Los Angeles Times, 16 Oct. 2021 Durst also endured most of his trial in a wheelchair. NBC News, 16 Oct. 2021 Durst, who has numerous medical issues, sat in a wheelchair with a catatonic stare during much of the sentencing hearing. CBS News, 16 Oct. 2021 Durst, 78, sitting in a wheelchair and dressed in a brown prison jumpsuit, was convicted last month of first-degree murder for shooting Berman point-blank in her Los Angeles-area home just before Christmas. Fox News, 14 Oct. 2021 Six people were rescued from a fire in a five-story oceanfront condominium Tuesday morning in Delray Beach, including a man in a wheelchair who was carried down several flights of stairs by fire rescue personnel, according to officials. Chris Perkins, sun-sentinel.com, 12 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of wheelchair

circa 1700, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of wheelchair was circa 1700

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21 Oct 2021

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“Wheelchair.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wheelchair. Accessed 28 Oct. 2021.

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wheelchair

noun

English Language Learners Definition of wheelchair

: a chair with wheels that is used by people who cannot walk because they are disabled, sick, or injured

wheelchair

noun
wheel·​chair | \ ˈhwēl-ˌcher How to pronounce wheelchair (audio) , ˈwēl- \

Kids Definition of wheelchair

: a chair with wheels used especially by sick, injured, or disabled people to get about

wheelchair

noun
wheel·​chair | \ ˈhwē(ə)l-ˌche(ə)r, ˈwē(ə)l-, -ˌcha(ə)r How to pronounce wheelchair (audio) \

Medical Definition of wheelchair

: a chair mounted on wheels especially for the use of disabled individuals

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