What does Wheelchair mean?

Definitions for Wheelchair
ˈʰwilˌtʃɛər, ˈwil-Wheelchair

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wheelchair(noun)

    a movable chair mounted on large wheels; for invalids or those who cannot walk; frequently propelled by the occupant


  1. wheelchair(Noun)

    A chair mounted on large wheels for the transportation or use of a sick or disabled person.


  1. Wheelchair

    A wheelchair is a chair with wheels, designed to be a replacement for walking. The device comes in variations where it is propelled by motors or by the seated occupant turning the rear wheels by hand. Often there are handles behind the seat for someone else to do the pushing. Wheelchairs are used by people for whom walking is difficult or impossible due to illness, injury, or disability. People with both sitting and walking disability often need to use a wheelbench.

Editors Contribution

  1. wheelchair

    A chair fitted with wheels for use as a means of transport by a person who needs it.

    The wheelchair has evolved over the last number of years to be an accessible form of transport for those that need it.

    Submitted by JP03 on December 25, 2014  

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How to say Wheelchair in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Wheelchair in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Wheelchair in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Wheelchair in a Sentence

  1. Rory Cooper:

    Drivers should look for wheelchair users on roadways and treat them like a slower moving cyclist.

  2. Rowdy Burton:

    Since they didn’t bend right either it would’ve been difficult to use a wheelchair or crutches.

  3. Bev Wilson:

    She looked like any adult or older child would in a wheelchair, she was turning around in circles, backing up.

  4. Bart Gee:

    I’ve defied what doctors thought my life would be - someone who would be wheelchair bound and unable to walk.

  5. Srin Madipalli:

    I went to Europe, U.S.A., southern Africa, Indonesia and Singapore, in California we went on a wheelchair trek through Yosemite.

Images & Illustrations of Wheelchair

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