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Meaning of “wheelchair” in the English Dictionary

"wheelchair" in British English

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wheelchairnoun [C]

uk   /ˈwiːl.tʃeər/  us   /-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)
Translations of “wheelchair”
in Arabic كُرْسي مُتَحَرِّك…
in Korean 휠체어…
in Portuguese cadeira de rodas…
in Catalan cadira de rodes…
in Japanese 車いす…
in Chinese (Simplified) 轮椅…
in Turkish tekerlekli sandalye…
in Russian инвалидная коляска…
in Chinese (Traditional) 輪椅…
in Italian sedia a rotelle…
in Polish wózek inwalidzki…
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