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rocker

[ rok-er ]SEE DEFINITION OF rocker
  • as insolid
  • as inearthen
  • as intrustworthy
  • as inplayer
  • as inchair

Synonyms for rocker

  • stable
  • strong
  • sturdy
  • substantial
  • tight
  • close
  • compact
  • concrete
  • firm
  • heavy
  • hulk
  • hunk
  • husky
  • material
  • rock
  • set
  • sound
  • thick
  • brick wall
  • compacted
  • concentrated
  • consolidated
  • dense
  • fixed
  • hefty
  • massed
  • physical
  • rocklike
  • rooted
  • secure
  • unshakable
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Antonyms for rocker

  • unstable
  • weak
  • wobbly
  • flexible
  • immaterial
  • indefinite
  • intangible
  • little
  • loose
  • moving
  • slack
  • slight
  • small
  • soft
  • thin
  • unfriendly
  • unimportant
  • broken
  • divided
  • fluid
  • gaseous
  • incomplete
  • incontinuous
  • insubstantial
  • intermittent
  • liquid
  • tenuous
  • undependable
  • unreliable
  • untrustworthy
  • vaporous
  • vulnerable
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ROCKER

He leaned back in his rocker and gave himself up to it helplessly.

Rose settled herself heavily in the rocker close to the table.

Bill started up from his place in the rocker, but Kate signed him to be silent.

Bill suddenly brought his fist down on the arm of his rocker.

Now she checked the movement of the rocker and leaned forward.

Two men can work more conveniently with the rocker than one.

Take that rocker; it's the most comf'table one aboard—so Bos'n says, anyhow.

"Set down, teacher," said Captain Cy, pushing forward a rocker.

Captain Cy was in the rocker before the stove, holding Bos'n in his arms.

Captain Cy, who was sitting in the rocker, with Bos'n on his knee, looked about him.

WORD ORIGIN

"a rocking chair," 1852, American English, from rock (v.1); earlier "nurse charged with rocking a cradle" (early 14c.). In sense of "one of the curved pieces of wood that makes a chair or cradle rock" it dates from 1787. Slang off (one's) rocker "crazy" first recorded 1897. Meaning "one who enjoys rock music" (as opposed to mod (n.1)) is recorded from 1963, from rock (v.2).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ROCKER

chair

nounsingle-seat furniture
  • armchair
  • bench
  • cathedra
  • recliner
  • rocker
  • sling
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