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deckchair

/ˈdɛkˌtʃɛə/
noun
1.
a folding chair for use out of doors, consisting of a wooden frame suspending a length of canvas
2.
(jocular) rearranging the deckchairs on the Titanic, engaged in futile or ineffectual actions
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  • Upon the balcony he saw a long outline, the outline of a deckchair with a figure stretched out in it.

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  • He walked aft and, placing himself in a deckchair, gazed listlessly at the stolid figure of the helmsman.

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