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Swings

Post by Stevenloan » Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:00 pm

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https://www.alfresia.co.uk/wooden-swing ... anopy.html

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/315885361348716571/

Hi everyone! Is the thing the kid sits on also called "a swing"? I ask because the chair in the second picture is different from the one in the first picture?

Your answers will be highly appreciated.

StevenLoan
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Post by BonnieL » Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:29 pm

I'd call the one in the bottom picture a baby swing, but there may be another name for it that I'm not aware of.
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Post by trolley » Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:08 pm

Steve
There are specific names for different types of these things but I would say that any seat or platform suspended by rope, chain or wire (intended to move back and froth) is a swing. In fact, they don't even need a seat to qualify. A simple rope suspended from a fixed point that you could hang onto and move forward and backward is a swing.(rope swing or, as we called it as children, a Tarzan swing). The verb "swing" means move or cause to move back and forth or from side to side while suspended or on an axis. I think the noun "swing" is anything that swings while someone or something is at the opposite end of the fixed point.
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Post by Erik_Kowal » Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:30 pm

I would call the swing in the top photo a canopy swing, covered swing or patio swing, and the one at the bottom a child swing, toddler swing, or (on the basis of its particular design features) bucket swing.

A porch swing is similar to a patio swing, except that it usually lacks a canopy.
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Post by tony h » Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:41 pm

I would call the top one a bench swing, the lower one a baby swing.
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Post by BonnieL » Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:41 am

We have a bench swing that is 2 benches facing each other. Is there a special name for that?
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Post by Stevenloan » Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:52 am

BonnieL, trolley, Erik and tony h : Thank you all very very much for the terms. They are incredibly useful.

StevenLoan
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Post by tony h » Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:07 pm

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