invalid chair


invalid chair
wheelchair.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • invalid chair — /ˈɪnvəlɪd tʃɛə/ (say invuhlid chair) noun a chair, usually collapsible, and always mobile, used for the transport of invalids unable to walk …   Australian English dictionary

  • invalid chair — noun (C) BrE old fashioned a wheelchair …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • invalid — I. adjective Etymology: Latin invalidus weak, from in + validus strong more at valid Date: 1542 not valid: a. being without foundation or force in fact, truth, or law < an invalid assumption > < declared the will invalid > b. logically… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • invalid — 1. Weak; sick. 2. A person partially or completely disabled. [L. in neg. + validus, strong] * * * in·va·lid in və ləd, Brit usu .lēd adj 1) suffering from disease or disability: SICKLY 2) of, relating to, or suited to one that is sick <an… …   Medical dictionary

  • invalid — invalid1 /in veuh lid/; Brit. /in veuh leed /, n. 1. an infirm or sickly person. 2. a person who is too sick or weak to care for himself or herself: My father was an invalid the last ten years of his life. 3. Archaic. a member of the armed forces …   Universalium

  • Bath chair — A bath chair or Bath chair is a rolling chaise or light carriage with a folding hood, which can be open or closed, and a glass front. Used especially by invalids, it is mounted on three or four wheels and drawn or pushed by hand. It is so named… …   Wikipedia

  • Bath chair — noun /bɑːθ ʧɛː/ an early form of wheelchair with three wheels, used to transport ladies or invalids, common in Victorian England , 1904: He was an invalid, keeping his bed half the time, and the other half hobbling round the house with a stick or …   Wiktionary

  • bath chair — noun dated an invalid s wheelchair. Origin C19: named after the city of Bath in SW England, frequented for its supposedly curative hot springs …   English new terms dictionary

  • in|val´id|ness — in|va|lid1 «IHN vuh lihd», noun, adjective, verb. –n. 1. a sick or weak person not able to get about and do things: »I have invented an invaluable permanent invalid called Bunbury (Oscar Wilde). 2. a soldier or sailor retired from active service… …   Useful english dictionary

  • in|val´id|ly — in|va|lid1 «IHN vuh lihd», noun, adjective, verb. –n. 1. a sick or weak person not able to get about and do things: »I have invented an invaluable permanent invalid called Bunbury (Oscar Wilde). 2. a soldier or sailor retired from active service… …   Useful english dictionary


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