- a folding chair, usually with arms and a full-length leg rest, commonly used for lounging on the decks of passenger ships.
Origin of deck chair
First recorded in 1880–85
Also called steamer chair.
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- a folding chair for use out of doors, consisting of a wooden frame suspending a length of canvas
- rearranging the deckchairs on the Titanic jocular engaged in futile or ineffectual actions
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