Definition of Zimmer in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈzɪmə/
(also Zimmer frame)


A kind of walking frame.
Example sentences
  • So he saws the end off his one-barrelled shotgun, saddles up his Zimmer frame, and he and his trusty wife Laura mosey along very slowly to the bank.
  • You don't get rock there, but there's plenty of Zimmer frames.
  • Aged only 46, when he does walk, he is supported by at best, a walking stick, and at worst, a ‘rollator’ - a three-wheeled Zimmer frame.


1950s: from Zimmer Orthopaedic Limited, the name of the manufacturer.

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