One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A kind of walking frame.
- ‘The bride wore an ivory satin dress - and walked with Zimmer frame and matching bouquet.’
- ‘So he saws the end off his one-barrelled shotgun, saddles up his Zimmer frame, and he and his trusty wife Laura mosey along very slowly to the bank.’
- ‘No one wants to see a DJ at the decks with a Zimmer frame, it would ruin the vibe.’
- ‘She had three bouts of aggressive radiation in nine months and had to walk with the aid of a stick or Zimmer frame.’
- ‘In her latter years, she could not breathe without oxygen or even totter round her beloved garden on her Zimmer frame.’
- ‘Aged only 46, when he does walk, he is supported by at best, a walking stick, and at worst, a ‘rollator’ - a three-wheeled Zimmer frame.’
- ‘You don't get rock there, but there's plenty of Zimmer frames.’
- ‘Have you ever tried skiing on a Zimmer frame or sky diving with a pacemaker?’
- ‘She needed a Zimmer frame, but he disliked her using it.’
- ‘After a second fall, she relied on a Zimmer frame to stay mobile.’
1950s: from Zimmer Orthopaedic Limited, the name of the manufacturer.
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