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mammy chair

noun, Nautical Slang.
1.
a slinglike device for raising or lowering passengers to and from ships anchored away from the shore in a heavy swell.
Origin of mammy chair
1900-1905
1900-05
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  • 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.

    The Congo and Coasts of Africa Richard Harding Davis
  • A mammy-chair is like one of those two-seated swings in which people sit facing one another.

    The Congo and Coasts of Africa Richard Harding Davis

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