Chair vs Rocker - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between chair and rocker

is that chair is an item of furniture used to sit on or in comprising a seat, legs, back, and sometimes arm rests, for use by one person. Compare stool, couch, sofa, settee, loveseat and bench while rocker is a curved piece of wood attached to the bottom of a rocking chair or cradle that enables it to rock back and forth.

As a verb chair

is to act as chairperson.

chair

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • An item of furniture used to sit on or in comprising a seat, legs, back, and sometimes arm rests, for use by one person. Compare stool, couch, sofa, settee, loveseat and bench.
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  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=19 citation , passage=Meanwhile Nanny Broome was recovering from her initial panic and seemed anxious to make up for any kudos she might have lost, by exerting her personality to the utmost. She took the policeman's helmet and placed it on a chair , and unfolded his tunic to shake it and fold it up again for him.}}
  • Chairperson.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1658-9, date=March 23, author=Thomas Burton, title=Diary
  • , passage=The Chair behaves himself like a Busby amongst so many school-boys
  • * {{quote-news, year=1887, date=September 5, work=The Times
  • , passage=It can hardly be conceived that the Chair would fail to gain the support of the House.}}
  • (music) The seating position of a particular musician in an orchestra.
  • (rail transport) Blocks that support and hold railroad track in position, and similar devices.
  • (chemistry) One of two possible conformers of cyclohexane rings (the other being boat), shaped roughly like a chair.
  • The electric chair.
  • A distinguished professorship at a university.
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  • An iron block used on railways to support the rails and secure them to the sleepers.
  • A vehicle for one person; either a sedan borne upon poles, or a two-wheeled carriage drawn by one horse; a gig.
  • (Shakespeare)
  • * (Alexander Pope)
  • Think what an equipage thou hast in air, / And view with scorn two pages and a chair .

    Derived terms

    * birthing chair * chairman * chairness * chairwoman * chairperson * armchair * deck chair * easy chair * first chair * flag chair * give someone the chair * high chair * musical chairs * rocking chair * tub chair * wheelchair * wing chair

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To act as chairperson.
  • Bob will chair tomorrow's meeting.
  • To carry someone in a seated position upon one's shoulders, especially in celebration or victory
  • * 1896 , , "To An Athlete Dying Young," in A Shropshire Lad ,
  • The time you won your town the race
    We chaired you through the marketplace.
  • (Wales, UK) To award a chair to the winning poet at a Welsh eisteddfod.
  • The poet was chaired at the national Eisteddfod.

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    rocker

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A curved piece of wood attached to the bottom of a rocking chair or cradle that enables it to rock back and forth.
  • Hence, a rocking chair
  • (surfing) The lengthwise curvature of a surfboard. (More rocker is a more curved board.)
  • All modern surfboards share a similar rocker design — Bruce Jones [http://www.brucejones.com/longboar.htm]
  • Someone passionate about rock music.
  • A musician who plays rock music.
  • (informal) A rock music song.
  • * Pitchfork Media [http://pitchfork.com/features/staff-lists/7852-the-top-200-tracks-of-the-1990s-50-21/3/]
  • "Girls & Boys" is
  • One who rocks something.
  • * Fuller
  • It was I, sir, said the rocker , who had the honour, some thirty years since, to attend on your highness in your infancy.
  • (UK) A member of a British subculture of the 1960s, opposed to the mods, who dressed in black leather and were interested in 1950s music.
  • Any implement or machine working with a rocking motion, such as a trough mounted on rockers for separating gold dust from gravel, etc., by agitation in water.
  • A rocking horse.
  • A skate with a curved blade, somewhat resembling in shape the rocker of a cradle.
  • (engineering) A rock shaft.
  • Derived terms

    * off one's rocker

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