rocking chair


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rocking chair

n.
A chair mounted on rockers or springs.

rocking chair

n
(Furniture) a chair set on curving supports so that the sitter may rock backwards and forwards

rock′ing chair`


n.
a chair mounted on rockers or springs so as to rock a sitter back and forth.
Also called rocker.
[1750–60, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rocking chair - a chair mounted on rockersrocking chair - a chair mounted on rockers    
Boston rocker - a rocking chair that has a high spindle back and a decorative top panel
chair - a seat for one person, with a support for the back; "he put his coat over the back of the chair and sat down"
platform rocker - rocking chair on a stationary base
rocker - a curved support that permits the supported object to rock to and fro
rung, stave, round - a crosspiece between the legs of a chair
shoofly - a child's rocking chair with the seat built between two flat sides that are shaped to resemble an animal (such as a swan or duck)
Translations
houpací křeslo
gyngestol
keinutuoli
stolica za njihanje
hintaszék
ロッキングチェア
흔들의자
gungstol
เก้าอี้โยก
ghế bập bênh

rocking chair

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rocking chair

كُرْسِيٌّ هَزَّاز houpací křeslo gyngestol Schaukelstuhl κουνιστή καρέκλα mecedora keinutuoli fauteuil à bascule stolica za njihanje sedia a dondolo ロッキングチェア 흔들의자 schommelstoel gyngestol fotel bujany cadeira de balanço, cadeira de baloiço кресло-качалка gungstol เก้าอี้โยก sallanan sandalye ghế bập bênh 摇椅
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