Meaning of “wheelchair” in the English Dictionary

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"wheelchair" in British English

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wheelchairnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈwiːl.tʃeər/ us /ˈwiːl.tʃer/

B1 a chair on wheels that people who are unable to walk use for moving around:

He spent the last ten years of his life in a wheelchair after a fall that left him paralysed from the waist down.
The building isn't designed very well from the point of view of wheelchair access.

(Definition of “wheelchair” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"wheelchair" in American English

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wheelchairnoun [ C ]

us /ˈhwilˌtʃeər, ˈwil-, -ˌtʃær/

a chair on wheels that people who are unable to walk use for moving around

(Definition of “wheelchair” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)