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rock·ing cha·ir

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rocking chair, rockernoun

    a chair mounted on rockers


  1. rocking chairnoun

    A chair with a curved base which can be gently rocked (swung) back and forth.


  1. Rocking chair

    A rocking chair or rocker is a type of chair with two curved bands attached to the bottom of the legs, connecting the legs on each side to each other. The rockers contact the floor at only two points, giving the occupant the ability to rock back and forth by shifting his/her weight or pushing lightly with his/her feet. Rocking chairs are most commonly made of wood. Many find rocking chairs soothing because of the gentle motion. Rocking chairs are also comfortable because, when a user sits in one without rocking, the chair automatically rocks backwards until the sitter's center of gravity is met, thus granting an ergonomic benefit with the occupant kept at an unstressed position and angle. Varieties of rockers include those mounted on a spring base called "platform rockers" and those with swinging braces commonly known as gliders.

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    Read the full text of the Rocking Chair poem by Nikhil Parekh on the Poetry.com website.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rocking chair in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rocking chair in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of rocking chair in a Sentence

  1. Worry:

    Worrying is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do, but it doesn't get you anywhere!

  2. James Clyburn:

    At some point, I want to go to a rocking chair. At some point I want to have more time to play golf.

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