wheelchair

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n wheelchair a movable chair mounted on large wheels; for invalids or those who cannot walk; frequently propelled by the occupant
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Usage

In literature:

It was so natural for the lusty and joyous to disregard, through mere thoughtlessness, the little weather-beaten cripple in his wheelchair.
"The Red Planet" by William J. Locke
He was in a wheelchair for quite a while.
"The Biography of a Rabbit" by Roy Benson
Adam Craig sat huddled in a wheelchair.
"Kenny" by Leona Dalrymple
Farrow was going down the hall like a professional heading for the wheelchair on a strict order.
"Highways in Hiding" by George Oliver Smith
He was seated in his wheelchair, a look of dull imbecility on his countenance.
"Paddy Finn" by W. H. G. Kingston
Jim was sitting up most of the day now, and his wheelchair was rolled into the room after all the girls had come.
"The Torch Bearer" by I. T. Thurston
They were strapped to the back of the wheelchair in which he sat.
"The Hunted Heroes" by Robert Silverberg
Ward saw that the question came from an individual in a wheelchair a few feet in front of them.
"The Heads of Apex" by Francis Flagg
A section of wall opened and Hafitz, the fat man in the wheelchair, sped in.
"Double Take" by Richard Wilson
When Lou let me in, I was greeted by a spectral face, a wheelchair, and a valiant attempt at smiling normalcy.
"Life Blood" by Thomas Hoover
Ally looked through the doorway to see a waiting wheelchair.
"Syndrome" by Thomas Hoover
Who was going to hot-wire a wheelchair?
"Makers" by Cory Doctorow
Had it not been for the doctor, Mercy might never have gotten out of her wheelchair, or gone to Briarwood Hall.
"Ruth Fielding At Sunrise Farm" by Alice B. Emerson
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In poetry:

I will have a wheelchair ‘full of soft scents’
That a well-groomed valet will slowly push
A sweet sun will varnish my last hours,
This winter, on the Promenade des Anglais...
"Cote D’Azur — Nice" by Henry Jean-Marie Levet

In news:

Wheelchair- accessible trail reopened after Irene.
Local military hero receives wheelchair- accessible home.
INTERVIEWS Watch Drake Acknowledge 'Degrassi' Past By Doing the 'Wheelchair Jimmy' Dance.
Main speaker talks about standing wheelchair and accessibility issues.
Stolen wheelchair- adapted vehicles recovered Police return vehicles to Menlo Park woman.
A New Jersey police officer is undergoing a psychiatric exam after he was accused of attacking a woman in a wheelchair and her 4-year-old son while on duty.
Driver who allegedly struck man in wheelchair arrested.
Joe Mitchell also said that David's wheelchair-bound mother had a violent alter ego similar to his.
This year the double amputee will need the help of her family and friends since she can no longer move from her wheelchair.
The 40-year-old man had a choice between waiting and punching the guy in the wheelchair.
Arc 's annual Wheelchair Bowling Sunday.
Arc 's annual Wheelchair Bowling event will be held Nov 11.
Wheelchair athlete named Illinois veteran of month.
News»Top Stories» Man in Wheelchair Killed in Northwest Baltimore .
Wheelchair tourney on basketball court to raise awareness.
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