Recliner Re*clin"er (r[-e]*kl[imac]n"[~e]r), n. 1. One who, or that which, reclines. [1913 Webster]

2. Specifically: An armchair with a back that can be adjusted to lean backward, and a footrest that can be moved up to support the legs, or folded under the chair when the person is sitting up; the back and footrest are often geared so that they move together, allowing the chair to be conveniently adjusted either for sitting up or for lying back; also called a {reclining chair}. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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