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deck chair

noun
1.
a folding chair, usually with arms and a full-length leg rest, commonly used for lounging on the decks of passenger ships.
Also called steamer chair.
Origin of deck chair
1880-1885
1880-85
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  • He would lie back in his deck chair on the bridge on fine evenings in the Mediterranean and suck at his cigar, sunk in thought.

  • I gazed at her small, slim figure reclining in the deck chair.

    Brigands of the Moon Ray Cummings
  • Claire Van Arlen rose from her deck chair as the boat's sail dropped.

    The Pursuit Frank (Frank Mackenzie) Savile
  • Chester instinctively took her arm and led her to a deck chair.

    Story of Chester Lawrence Nephi Anderson
  • He sank down in a deck chair, and the boys noticed that he was quite pale.

  • Michael was lying on a deck chair on the terrace playing with a puppy.

    Prisoners Mary Cholmondeley
  • Yes, it was all over, Dick thought, as he sat in his deck chair upon the cruiser that was bearing him northward.

  • Presently Captain Daniel came up with a deck chair in his hand and a thick rug over his arm.

    Wild Margaret Geraldine Fleming
  • The General lit a cheroot, and sat in a deck chair; but the younger man fidgeted and was obviously ill at ease.

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