Bath chair


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Wikipedia.

Bath chair

 (băth, bäth)
n.
A hooded wheelchair used especially for invalids, typically at a spa.

[After Bath.]

Bath chair

n
(Medicine) a wheelchair for invalids, often with a hood

Bath′

(or bath′) chair`,


n.
1. a wheeled and hooded chair, used esp. by invalids.
2. any wheelchair.
[1815–25; after Bath, England]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bath chair - a wheelchair usually pushed by an attendant, as at a spa
wheelchair - a movable chair mounted on large wheels; for invalids or those who cannot walk; frequently propelled by the occupant
Translations

Bath chair

nKranken- or Rollstuhl m
References in classic literature ?
And twice a day I should go down in a Bath chair to the Colonnade to drink the waters.
During the best part of it I religiously followed the doctor's mandate and did nothing whatever, except moon about the house and garden and go out for two hours a day in a Bath chair. That did break the monotony to a certain extent.
It was known that she had insisted on sending her own carpenter to look into the possibility of taking down the end panel of the front pew, and to measure the space between the seat and the front; but the result had been discouraging, and for one anxious day her family had watched her dallying with the plan of being wheeled up the nave in her enormous Bath chair and sitting enthroned in it at the foot of the chancel.
He was an invalid, keeping his bed half the time, and the other half hobbling round the house with a stick or being pushed about the grounds by the gardener in a Bath chair. He was well liked by the few neighbours who called upon him, and he has the reputation down there of being a very learned man.
Mortimer, the gardener, who wheels the Bath chair, is an army pensioner--an old Crimean man of excellent character.
He'd quite lost the use of his limbs; but then he'd got a Bath chair, and somebody to draw him; and that's what you won't have, I doubt, Bessy."
FIREFIGHTERS had to cut free a one-year-old girl after she became stuck in a bath chair, left.
For example a bath chair was found to be unsafe and water outlets could have scalded people.
We were manually lifting her in and out of a bath chair, and she was becoming too heavy for that to be safe.
In wartime Essex, locals were baffled by the Rayleigh bath chair murder.
During World War II, Ashton served as an acting pilot officer, or as his friend Terence Rattigan, the British playwright, put it, "an over-acting pilot officer." He loved putting on little shows in the mess hall, with impromptu song and dance, fabulous costumes made from the napkins and lampshades, and to top it off, his famous impersonation of Queen Victoria in a bath chair. Iain says years later at the Royal Ballet, Sir Fred's curtain calls were equally over the top.