Definition of rocking chair in US English:

rocking chair

noun

  • A chair mounted on rockers or springs, so as to rock back and forth.

    • ‘The front of the house had a quaint little porch with comfortable wicker rocking chairs and low tables that were always occupied.’
    • ‘The wrap-around porch was huge and Cassidy could almost see herself sitting on one of those rocking chairs with a mint julep in her hand.’
    • ‘The house was traditional though: two stories, rocking chairs on the porch, large windows, green shutters, and a well near the house.’
    • ‘All she needs is the rocking chair in that dormer window where she sits all day long, crocheting and watching the neighbors.’
    • ‘Along the planked floor of the porch, benches, wooden rocking chairs, and old metal lawn chairs lined up, facing out to the dusty fields.’
    • ‘Del Mano Gallery in Los Angeles sold a trademark rocking chair by seminal furniture artist Sam Maloof for $80,000.’
    • ‘Of course, I'd want a big front porch with rocking chairs and maybe a swing.’
    • ‘The over-60 market isn't settling for rocking chairs and front porches.’
    • ‘He sat down in one of the old creaky rocking chairs while I leaned against the door frame.’
    • ‘Looking out Logan Airport's big picture window - in front of which oversized rocking chairs hold teenagers on March Break - I was surprised by the size of this Icelandair craft.’
    • ‘Can't you imagine us when we're like ninety sitting on rocking chairs on the porch of some retirement home telling wild stories about high school to our grandkids?’
    • ‘I saw my mother sitting in her wicker rocking chair by the bay window with a book on one armrest and her knitting kit on the other.’
    • ‘A veranda was furnished with two rocking chairs and a potted plant in need of water and some more sunlight.’
    • ‘Old men were sitting in rocking chairs in front of the hardware store, reminiscing about the old days.’
    • ‘On the front porch were two rocking chairs and a sleeping old hound snoring away in the shade.’
    • ‘She even is laughing about falling through the bottom of the rocking chair even though she was worried about injuring herself at the time it happened.’
    • ‘Urban trees are transformed into guitars, cabinets, and rocking chairs, distilling the natural beauty of the urban forest into stylish art.’
    • ‘They sat in the rocking chairs and stared at the snow-covered street in front of them.’
    • ‘The residents then turned to manufacturing rocking chairs, which caught on in the early 1960s, largely thanks to a rumor that Jackie Kennedy had bought one for JFK.’
    • ‘If I have my way, the two of us will be sixty years old, sitting in rocking chairs on the back porch, watching our grandchildren play in this very backyard.’

Pronunciation

rocking chair

/ˈräkiNG ˌCHe(ə)r//ˈrɑkɪŋ ˌtʃɛ(ə)r/