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captain's chair

noun
1.
a chair having a rounded back formed by a heavy rail resting upon vertical spindles and coming forward to form the arms.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50
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  • By squeezing a handle, each second-row captain's chair can be easily turned to the rear and locked into place.

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