wheelchair

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A wheelchair.
A dog wheelchair.

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From wheel +‎ chair.

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wheelchair (plural wheelchairs)

  1. A chair mounted on large wheels for the transportation or use of a sick or disabled person.
    • 2021 January 13, Paul Clifton, “Island Line bids farewell to 1930s "icon of transport"...”, in Rail, page 9:
      "And there are aspirations that we must rightly meet - people travelling in a wheelchair should be able to get on and off the train."
  2. (attributive) Designed for use by wheelchairbound people.
  3. (by extension) Any device involving wheels designed to assist a non-human animal with locomotion.

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