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deck chair

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  1. a folding chair, usually with arms and a full-length leg rest, commonly used for lounging on the decks of passenger ships.
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Origin of deck chair

First recorded in 1880–85
Also called steamer chair.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for deck chair

Historical Examples

  • I lay down on a deck-chair, and when dawn came was benumbed and sleepy.

    My Double Life

    Sarah Bernhardt

  • Kenyon reclined in his deck-chair with his eyes fixed on the blue sky.

  • He sat down heavily in the deck-chair to keep the pretense of his watch.

    End of the Tether

    Joseph Conrad

  • He was sitting in a deck-chair and looking out across the water.

  • And Cray lay in a deck-chair, gasping as for life, but alive.