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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

[ˈrɒkɪŋˌtʃɛəʳ] nsedia a dondolo

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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Anne and Priscilla and Phil had awaited her advent rather dubiously; but when Aunt Jamesina was enthroned in the rocking chair before the open fire they figuratively bowed down and worshipped her.
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"I shall lie abed late, and do nothing," replied Meg, from the depths of the rocking chair. "I've been routed up early all winter and had to spend my days working for other people, so now I'm going to rest and revel to my heart's content."
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Despite the introduction of spring-seat upholstery, overstuffed lounges and rocking chairs, the rules governing parlor deportment demanded erect posture and scorned lounging as bad manners.