One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A person who kneels, especially in prayer.
- ‘Instantly the kneelers and the standers joined her.’
- 1.1 A cushion or bench for kneeling on.
pillow, bolster, headrestView synonyms
- ‘He knelt down on the kneeler, and crossed his hands.’
- ‘The Holy Father went right to a kneeler and started to pray; then they walked together for about a mile.’
- ‘Sixteen kneelers are lined up along the front of the altar, one for each nun that resided at the convent in 1962 when the church was built.’
- ‘Furniture takes the form of either long, low timber benches, or blond wood chairs, equipped with kneelers.’
- ‘They stood - for there are no pews or kneelers - and made the deep bows and innumerable signs of the cross as they followed the lengthy liturgies with a quiet intensity.’
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