- a slinglike device for raising or lowering passengers to and from ships anchored away from the shore in a heavy swell.
Origin of mammy chair
First recorded in 1900–05
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Examples from the Web for mammy chair
From the deck the second officer would swing a mammy-chair over the side with the idea of dropping it into one of these boats.
A mammy-chair is like one of those two-seated swings in which people sit facing one another.