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wheelchair (n.)

also wheel-chair, c. 1700, from wheel + chair (n.).

updated on March 27, 2014

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Definitions of wheelchair from WordNet

wheelchair (n.)
a movable chair mounted on large wheels; for invalids or those who cannot walk; frequently propelled by the occupant;
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