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deck chair

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
1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Delia (settling herself comfortably in deck-chair L. of Belinda and lying in her arms).

    Belinda A. A. Milne
  • He sat down heavily in the deck-chair to keep the pretense of his watch.

    End of the Tether Joseph Conrad
  • Closing his book he stole a glance at Coral Hicks's profile, thrown back against the cushions of the deck-chair at his side.

    The Glimpses of the Moon Edith Wharton
  • And Cray lay in a deck-chair, gasping as for life, but alive.

    The Wisdom of Father Brown G. K. Chesterton
  • A half-hour later I went on deck, and found Mrs. Falchion comfortably seated in her deck-chair.

    Mrs. Falchion, Complete Gilbert Parker
  • The Tyro led her over to a deck-chair and made her sit down.

    Little Miss Grouch Samuel Hopkins Adams
  • He was reclining in a deck-chair, wrapped around with rugs, and with a book lying in his lap.

    The Scarlet Feather Houghton Townley
  • The man offered her a deck-chair with a characteristic gesture.

    The Grand Babylon Hotel Arnold Bennett
  • It ended on a complaint that she was 'tired rather and spending my time at full length on a deck-chair in the garden.'

    The Wave Algernon Blackwood
  • Dick, lying in his deck-chair, heard them coming, and guessed what had happened.

    The Scarlet Feather Houghton Townley

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