boatswain's chair


noun

a seat composed of a plank suspended in a horizontal position from ropes, used by painters and other persons who work on the exteriors of buildings, ships, etc., while seated at a considerable height.

Nearby words

  1. boatslip,
  2. boatsman,
  3. boatsmanship,
  4. boatswain,
  5. boatswain bird,
  6. boatswain's pipe,
  7. boatwright,
  8. boatyard,
  9. boaz,
  10. bob

Origin of boatswain's chair

First recorded in 1875–80

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British Dictionary definitions for boatswain's chair

boatswain's chair

noun

nautical a seat consisting of a short flat board slung from ropes, used to support a person working on the side of a vessel or in its rigging
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