Furniture that has a mechanical system allowing the user to adjust into a reclining position. Also called motion furniture. A recliner is an arm chair and sofa that reclines when the occupant lowers the chair's back and raises its front. It has a backrest that can be tilted back, and often a footrest that may be extended by means of a lever on the side of the chair, or may extend automatically when the back is reclined. A recliner is also known as a reclining chair, lounger and an armchair.