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 for reclining chair
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Recliner \Re*clin"er\ (r[-e]*kl[imac]n"[~e]r), n.
     1. One who, or that which, reclines.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. Specifically: An armchair with a back that can be adjusted
        to lean backward, and a footrest that can be moved up to
        support the legs, or folded under the chair when the
        person is sitting up; the back and footrest are often
        geared so that they move together, allowing the chair to
        be conveniently adjusted either for sitting up or for
        lying back; also called a reclining chair.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  reclining chair
      n 1: an armchair whose back can be lowered and foot can be
           raised to allow the sitter to recline in it [syn:
           recliner, reclining chair, lounger]

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