deck chair

Origin of deck chair

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

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Contemporary Examples of deckchair

Historical Examples of deckchair

  • Upon the balcony he saw a long outline, the outline of a deckchair with a figure stretched out in it.

    Bella Donna

    Robert Hichens

  • He walked aft and, placing himself in a deckchair, gazed listlessly at the stolid figure of the helmsman.

British Dictionary definitions for deckchair


  1. a folding chair for use out of doors, consisting of a wooden frame suspending a length of canvas
  2. rearranging the deckchairs on the Titanic jocular engaged in futile or ineffectual actions
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