captain's chair


: an armchair with a saddle seat and a low curved back with vertical spindles

Illustration of captain's chair

Illustration of captain's chair

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web View Photos As in all mid-size SUVs, the Highlander's second-row captain's chairs are plenty roomy for adults, and buyers alternately can also choose a middle-row bench seat in four of the six trim levels. Joe Lorio, Car and Driver, 24 Mar. 2023 Another big change is in the captain's chair. John Blake, CNN, 1 May 2022 By the time Jean-Luc Picard took the captain's chair, poverty in the 24^th century had been eliminated, as was crime. Kyle Hill, Discover Magazine, 3 Dec. 2013 Martin-Green joined the panel virtually from the show's captain's chair, while cast members Anthony Rapp and Wilson Cruz joined executive producers Michelle Paradise, Kurtzman, and Roddenberry in person. Nick Romano,, 8 Oct. 2022 Anyways, the captain's chair is used for knee-raising ab exercises like in the image shown here. Sarah Zhang, Discover Magazine, 22 Mar. 2012 After Martin-Green's Michael Burnham was promoted to captain in the season 3 finale, season 4 of the Paramount+ series will see her taking charge as the first Black woman to occupy the captain's chair in a live-action Star Trek show. Tyler Aquilina,, 9 Oct. 2021 When Toyota launched the fourth-generation 2021 Sienna this week, the automaker unveiled its newest weapon: second-row captain's chairs with 25 inches of sliding space and built-in leg rests. Annie White, Car and Driver, 24 May 2020 Comfort in the second-row captain's chairs is about even in these two models, and both offer chairs with a wide range of adjustability including seatback recline and slide. Joey Capparella, Car and Driver, 31 Mar. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1946, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of captain's chair was in 1946

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“Captain's chair.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 May. 2023.

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