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bath chair

Syllabification: bath chair

Definition of bath chair in English:

noun

dated
A kind of wheelchair for invalids, typically with a hood.
Example sentences
  • I can see myself sitting in a bath chair at 130 years old, rug over my knees, wheezing like an old concertina, as I regale everyone with tales of Glastonbury festival 1996 (those were the days).
  • Nurse, the bath chair, please - I must be getting home.
  • After a time he lost the power of walking and had to exchange his daily constitutional for a bath chair, but no murmur of complaint escaped him.

Origin

early 19th century: named after the city of Bath, which attracted many invalids because of the supposed curative powers of its hot springs.

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