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deck chair

a folding chair, usually with arms and a full-length leg rest, commonly used for lounging on the decks of passenger ships.
Also called steamer chair.
Origin of deck chair
First recorded in 1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • She sat down in a deck chair to think and found she could only remember.

    The Rescue Joseph Conrad
  • I gazed at her small, slim figure reclining in the deck chair.

    Brigands of the Moon Ray Cummings
  • All day I have been lying in my deck chair, and have let the world go by.

    Contrary Mary

    Temple Bailey
  • Chester instinctively took her arm and led her to a deck chair.

    Story of Chester Lawrence Nephi Anderson
  • Michael was lying on a deck chair on the terrace playing with a puppy.

    Prisoners Mary Cholmondeley
  • He asked of the agent if a deck chair had arrived for him from New York.

  • Montgomery limped before me into the room and sat down in the deck chair.

  • Presently Captain Daniel came up with a deck chair in his hand and a thick rug over his arm.

    Wild Margaret Geraldine Fleming
  • Caroline always wanted to do something, when Norma could have dreamed and idled in her deck chair by the hour.

    The Beloved Woman Kathleen Norris

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