Definition of wheelchair noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈwiːltʃeə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈwiːltʃer//
Medical equipment, Injuries
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a special chair with wheels, used by people who cannot walk because of illness, an accident, etc. Does the hotel have wheelchair access? He's been confined to a wheelchair since the accident. wheelchair users See related entries: Medical equipment, InjuriesExtra examples In town, she gets about by wheelchair. It’s hard to get around if you’re in a wheelchair. Tony manoeuvred/​maneuvered his wheelchair out from behind his desk. better access for wheelchair users
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: wheelchair