Definition of Boston rocker in US English:

Boston rocker


  • A rocking chair with a decorative panel on a high spindled back and with arms and a seat that curves downward at the front.

    • ‘From hand-made Boston rockers with hand-turned spindles, designers turned to cantilevered cane-backed chairs made of tubular steel.’
    • ‘He proudly looked out and surveyed his work before taking his rest in his Boston rocker.’
    • ‘Patricia E. Kane published the pertinent family information in 1971, and in 1983 Nancy Goyne Evans added to the record when she discussed Gragg's place in the development of the Boston rocker.’
    • ‘The so-called Boston rocker combined all these elements, resulting in a form that continued in production throughout the nineteenth century, despite the introduction of other more revolutionary forms.’
    • ‘This Boston Rocker is made of Rubberwood and features a solid wood headrest cap.’