bath chair

bath chair
'bath chair
n BrE
a special chair with wheels and a cover, used in the past for moving someone old or sick around

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  • Bath chair — Bath Bath, n. A city in the west of England, resorted to for its hot springs, which has given its name to various objects. [1913 Webster] {Bath brick}, a preparation of calcareous earth, in the form of a brick, used for cleaning knives, polished… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bath chair — Bath′ (or bath′) chair n. 1) fur a wheeled and hooded chair, used esp. by invalids 2) fur any wheelchair • Etymology: 1815–25; after Bath, England …   From formal English to slang

  • Bath chair — n. [after BATH, where first used] a hooded wheelchair …   English World dictionary

  • bath chair — n. a wheelchair for invalids. 3. bathe v. & n. v. 1 intr. immerse oneself in water, esp. to swim or esp. US wash oneself. 2 tr. immerse in or wash or treat with liquid esp. for cleansing or medicinal purposes. 3 tr. (of sunlight etc.) envelop. n …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bath chair — A bath chair or Bath chair is a rolling chaise or light carriage with a folding hood, which can be open or closed, and a glass front. Used especially by invalids, it is mounted on three or four wheels and drawn or pushed by hand. It is so named… …   Wikipedia

  • Bath chair — 1. a wheeled and hooded chair, used esp. by invalids. 2. any wheelchair. Also, bath chair. [1815 25] * * * ▪ furniture  chair on wheels intended for use by ladies and invalids. It was devised by James Heath, of Bath, Eng., about 1750. For the… …   Universalium

  • Bath chair — noun /bɑːθ ʧɛː/ an early form of wheelchair with three wheels, used to transport ladies or invalids, common in Victorian England , 1904: He was an invalid, keeping his bed half the time, and the other half hobbling round the house with a stick or …   Wiktionary

  • bath chair — noun Etymology: Bath, England Date: 1823 a hooded and sometimes glassed wheeled chair used especially by invalids; broadly wheelchair …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bath chair — wheelchair that is especially used for invalids at a health spa; wheel chair with a cover …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bath chair — noun dated an invalid s wheelchair. Origin C19: named after the city of Bath in SW England, frequented for its supposedly curative hot springs …   English new terms dictionary

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