- a bench running most of the length of a bunkhouse in a lumbering camp.
Origin of deacon seat
An Americanism dating back to 1850–55
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Examples from the Web for deacon seat
No one would notice him, however, till one night when he came in late, and undertook to sleep on the "deacon-seat."Earth's Enigmas
Charles G. D. Roberts