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noun
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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Also called steamer chair.

Origin of deck chair

First recorded in 1880–85
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How to use deck chair in a sentence

  • He can be sat in a deckchair for hours then scrambled immediately.

  • 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 deck chair

deckchair
/ (ˈdɛkˌtʃɛə) /

noun
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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