from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One who kneels, as to pray.
- n. Something, such as a stool, cushion, or board, on which to kneel.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A person who kneels.
- n. A thing that is designed to be kneeled on.
- n. An apparatus that permits the loading door of a bus to decrease in height in order to facilitate boarding of passengers that are seniors and physically disadvantaged
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who kneels or who worships by or while kneeling.
- n. A cushion or stool to kneel on, such as one attached to a pew in a church.
- n. A name given to certain catechumens and penitents who were permitted to join only in parts of church worship.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who kneels, or worships by kneeling.
- n. In the early church, one of a class of penitents who were permitted to occupy a kneeling position between the ambo and the door of the church.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a person in a kneeling position
- n. a board (sometimes cushioned) for someone to kneel on
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I cannot imagine a person agreeing to be the "kneeler" for this act without an inch-thick wad of Benjamins firmly in hand, but you never know what'll motivate some people to perform the most sordid acts imaginable.
As the fact that, for more than a year, whoever approaches the Pope for Communion, have had to kneel down on the kneeler especially placed by the cerimonieri.
Just then the hair on my arms stands up and the raised kneeler attached to the church pew directly behind us slams to the ground.
And one of the chairs I plan on using in here is an ergonomic kneeler, so I won't be able to lean over safely.
My daughter kicked her patent leathers against the kneeler until I put one hand on her thigh.
A woman with haunted eyes and a twist and swing in her step approaches a padded kneeler placed beneath the window and painfully sinks to her knees.
My mother would pull a small prayer book from her purse, plant herself on the kneeler, and begin to pray.
It was an austere space and it held only a twin bed with a thin mattress, a lamp on top of a three-drawer chest, and a kneeler.
The monks all stayed in dorms, but sure enough, she opened the door to a neatly made bed, a chair pulled away from a tiny table, and a kneeler.
As many of you may recall he does have a huge talent for tapestry work and was asked to produce a church kneeler in memory of a deceased comrade which he has been working on with a great precision and the tiniest of stitches in recent months.