Definition of kneeler in US English:

kneeler

noun

  • 1A person who kneels, especially in prayer.

    • ‘Instantly the kneelers and the standers joined her.’
    1. 1.1 A cushion or bench for kneeling on.
      • ‘He knelt down on the kneeler, and crossed his hands.’
      • ‘Furniture takes the form of either long, low timber benches, or blond wood chairs, equipped with kneelers.’
      • ‘The Holy Father went right to a kneeler and started to pray; then they walked together for about a mile.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      pillow, bolster, headrest
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Pronunciation

kneeler

/ˈnēlər//ˈnilər/