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1. One who kneels, as to pray.
2. Something, such as a stool, cushion, or board, on which to kneel.


(ˈni lər)

1. a person or thing that kneels.
2. a bench, pad, or the like, to kneel on.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.kneeler - a person in a kneeling position
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
2.kneeler - a board (sometimes cushioned) for someone to kneel on
board - a flat piece of material designed for a special purpose; "he nailed boards across the windows"


nKniepolster nt; (= stool)Kniebank f
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