Bath chair

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Etymology[edit]

Named from Bath, the home of its inventor, James Heath.

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Noun[edit]

Bath chair (plural Bath chairs)

  1. (historical) 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 being pushed about the grounds by the gardener in a Bath chair. — Arthur Conan Doyle, ‘The Adventure of the Golden Pince-Nez’ (Norton 2005, p.1096)