noun Nautical Slang.
a slinglike device for raising or lowering passengers to and from ships anchored away from the shore in a heavy swell.
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Origin of mammy chair
First recorded in 1900–05
Words nearby mammy chair
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Example sentences from the Web for mammy chair
A mammy-chair is like one of those two-seated swings in which people sit facing one another.
From the deck the second officer would swing a mammy-chair over the side with the idea of dropping it into one of these boats.