rocking chair
noun Date: 1766 a chair mounted on rockers

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  • rocking-chair — [ rɔkiŋ(t)ʃɛr ] n. m. • 1851; mot angl., de to rock « balancer » et chair « chaise » ♦ Anglic. Chaise, fauteuil à bascule que l on peut faire osciller d avant en arrière par un mouvement du corps. ⇒ berceuse. « Des touristes assis sur des rocking …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • rocking chair — rocking chairs N COUNT A rocking chair is a chair that is built on two curved pieces of wood so that you can rock yourself backwards and forwards when you are sitting in it …   English dictionary

  • rocking chair — ☆ rocking chair n. a chair mounted on rockers or springs, so as to allow a rocking movement …   English World dictionary

  • Rocking-chair — Rock ing chair , n. A chair mounted on rockers, in which one may rock. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rocking chair — n a chair that has two curved pieces of wood fixed under its legs, so that it moves backwards and forwards smoothly …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • rocking chair — rocking ,chair noun count a chair that has two curved pieces under it, so that when someone sits on it they can move it backward and forward …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • rocking chair — ► NOUN ▪ a chair mounted on rockers or springs …   English terms dictionary

  • Rocking chair — A rocking chair or rocker is a type of chair with two curved bands of wood (also known as rockers) attached to the bottom of the legs (one on the left two legs and one on the right two legs). The chair contacts with the floor at only two points,… …   Wikipedia

  • rocking chair — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms rocking chair : singular rocking chair plural rocking chairs a chair that has two curved pieces under it, so that when someone sits on it they can move it backwards and forwards …   English dictionary

  • Rocking-chair — Chaise à bascule Une chaise à bascule, appelée aussi berçante, berceuse, chaise berceuse, chaise berçante ou rocking chair, est une chaise aux pieds de laquelle sont attachées deux pièces de bois cintrées, chaque pièce de bois étant attachée aux… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Rocking chair — Chaise à bascule Une chaise à bascule, appelée aussi berçante, berceuse, chaise berceuse, chaise berçante ou rocking chair, est une chaise aux pieds de laquelle sont attachées deux pièces de bois cintrées, chaque pièce de bois étant attachée aux… …   Wikipédia en Français

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