Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A wheeled chair; especially, in the United States, one intended for outdoor use. Such chairs are of various designs and for one or two persons, and are either propelled by the occupant or pushed by an attendant. They are much lighter and more comfortable than their original, the Bath chair.

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Examples

  • A woman with a sweet spiritual face sat in an invalid's rolling-chair.

    Shawn of Skarrow

  • The man, who was reclining in an invalid's rolling-chair, clapped both large, pale hands to the wheels and pushed himself out along the porch.

    In Search of the Unknown

  • Meanwhile the little group about the general's rolling-chair had attracted attention.

    The Secret of the Night

  • Rouletabille saw her hand tremble on the handle of the rolling-chair, which she had not quitted for a second during all the promenade, refusing aid from the officers, the friends, and even from

    The Secret of the Night

  • As he started off, he saw his wife walking along the road toward Nimbus 'house by the side of Eliab Hill in his rolling-chair.

    Bricks without Straw A Novel

  • His last injuries had made him even more helpless, when separated from his rolling-chair, but his life had been too full to enable him to dwell upon his weakness so constantly as formerly.

    Bricks without Straw A Novel

  • Eliab Hill could not restrain himself from an allusion to the sufferings of his people when he was raised upon the platform, still sitting in his rolling-chair, and with clasped hands and reverent face asked God's blessing upon the meeting about to be held.

    Bricks without Straw A Novel

  • Even the cool and cautious Eliab Hill could not restrain himself from an allusion to the sufferings of his people when he was raised upon the platform, still sitting in his rolling-chair, and with clasped hands and reverent face asked God's blessing upon the meeting about to be held.

    Bricks Without Straw

  • When Matlack presented himself before Peter Sadler he found that ponderous individual seated in his rolling-chair near the open door, enjoying the smell of the rain.

    The Associate Hermits

  • Then an empty rolling-chair, carried by a young fellow, was followed by a porter who had so many covers, shawls and furs piled up on his basket that they towered high above his head.

    Heidi (Gift Edition)

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