- 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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Examples from the Web for deck chair
I lay down on a deck-chair, and when dawn came was benumbed and sleepy.My Double Life
Kenyon reclined in his deck-chair with his eyes fixed on the blue sky.A Woman Intervenes
He sat down heavily in the deck-chair to keep the pretense of his watch.End of the Tether
He was sitting in a deck-chair and looking out across the water.The Priest's Tale - Pre Etienne
And Cray lay in a deck-chair, gasping as for life, but alive.The Wisdom of Father Brown
G. K. Chesterton