• To cause to lean back; to bend back.
  • To put in a resting position.
  • To lean back.
  • To put oneself in a resting position.


  • A mechanism for lowering the back of a seat to support a less upright position; Also, the action of lowering the back using such a mechanism.


  • Borrowed from Latin reclino ("to bend back"). Confer decline, incline.

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