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 of wheelchair from the Web
Each of the six units accommodates up to six people, except Cabin No. 2, which is wheelchair accessible and sleeps four.
Locals decked out in patriotic attire are to decorate their bicycles, skateboards, wagons, roller skates, wheelchairs, strollers and other wheel-devices to reflect the day’s theme.
For his 30th wedding anniversary in 2014, Jacobson recorded a humorous YouTube video of the Western Springs Fire Department decking out his wheelchair as a fire engine to help raise money to fight ALS.
Neveaux was still using a wheelchair at his most recent court appearance, a June 7 hearing regarding his mental ability to aid in his defense.
Denger, who uses a wheelchair, drives his own van and works part time at a supermarket doing administrative work.
Boivin, a designer (and wheelchair user) with the architecture firm Perkins+Will, tells me that the Swiss architect Le Corbusier is partly to blame.
As Doug's discharge date drew near, John busted him out of the hospital in his wheelchair for a night on the town, a night that ended at Chilkoot Charlie's.
Beyond the tennis courts, an elderly woman pushes her twin’s wheelchair.
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First Known Use of wheelchair
WHEELCHAIR Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of wheelchair for English Language Learners
: a chair with wheels that is used by people who cannot walk because they are disabled, sick, or injured
WHEELCHAIR Defined for Kids
Definition of wheelchair for Students
: a chair with wheels used especially by sick, injured, or disabled people to get about
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