deck chair



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. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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



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