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a movable chair mounted on large wheels; for invalids or those who cannot walk; frequently propelled by the occupant
A chair mounted on large wheels for the transportation or use of a sick or disabled person.
A wheelchair is a chair with wheels, used when walking is difficult or impossible due to illness, injury, problems related to old age, or disability. Wheelchairs come in a wide variety of formats to meet the specific needs of their users. They may include specialized seating adaptions, individualized controls, and may be specific to particular activities, as seen with sports wheelchairs and beach wheelchairs. The most widely recognized distinction is between motorized wheelchairs, where propulsion is provided by batteries and electric motors, and manual wheelchairs, where the propulsive force is provided either by the wheelchair user or occupant pushing the wheelchair by hand ("self-propelled"), by an attendant pushing from the rear using the handle(s), or by an attendant pushing from the side use a handle attachment.
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.
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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The numerical value of wheelchair in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of wheelchair in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Examples of wheelchair in a Sentence
Would you believe the person who wrote that letter was kind enough to put his name and return address? it was somewhere in Northern California. And my contact told me the guy was a wheelchair-bound paraplegic. The deputy assured me they were going to this guy’s house and make sure it would never happen again. Doris and Terry were a bit relieved but it certainly brought up those fears. Those fears certainly never left Terry.
She could get herself around in a power wheelchair like nobody's business.
The VA's been right up there with disability pay, they pay for the caregiving I get in the mornings. I've got a wheelchair from them, a wheelchair ramp; those range from ($20,000) to $50,000. I have a wheelchair van (and) a special housing grant from the VA that allowed me to get an elevator so I can stay in my home and live in all of it, not just one floor.
When I’m in my wheelchair I need help….I need help with doors and when I drop things… If somebody needs me, I may not have 48-hours to travel.
The gun lobby finds waiting periods inconvenient. You have only to ask my husband how inconvenient he finds his wheelchair from time to time.
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- كرسي للمقعدينArabic
- инвалидна количкаBulgarian
- cadira de rodesCatalan, Valencian
- invalidní vozíkCzech
- cadair olwynWelsh
- rullestol, kørestolDanish
- αναπηρική πολυθρόναGreek
- silla de ruedasSpanish
- pyörätuoli, rullatuoliFinnish
- chaise roulante, fauteuil roulantFrench
- cathair-cuibhleScottish Gaelic
- cadeira de rodasGalician
- caair wheeylaghManx
- כיסא גלגליםHebrew
- sedia a rotelleItalian
- ინვალიდის სავარძელიGeorgian
- kador rosCornish
- tūru wīraMāori
- инвалидска количкаMacedonian
- siġġu tar-rotiMaltese
- ił naalbąąsíNavajo, Navaho
- wózek inwalidzkiPolish
- cadeira de rodasPortuguese
- инвалидное кресло, кресло-каталка, инвалидная коляскаRussian
- крісло-каталка, інвалідний візокUkrainian
- xe lănVietnamese
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