An example of a recumbent position is someone swinging in a hammock with their eyes closed.
An example of a recumbent bike is a bike where someone sits down and leans back while peddling the bike.
Other Word Forms
Origin of recumbent
- Latin recumbēns recumbent- present participle of recumbere to lie down re- re- cumbere to lie
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Latin present participle recumbens, from verb recumbere