captain's chair


Definition of captain's chair

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

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Recent Examples on the Web With the captain's chairs in the second row, getting through to the third row is not much of an ordeal. Eric Bangeman, Ars Technica, "Safety first, last, and always: The Subaru Ascent, reviewed," 25 Oct. 2018 The second row, in particular, will seat adults under 6-foot four comfortably, with scads of leg room and a storage bin between the two captain's chairs. Eric Bangeman, Ars Technica, "Love the hardware, hate the UI: The Acura MDX Sport Hybrid," 13 Dec. 2018 There are also a new split/folding second-row seat and second-row captain's chairs that improve on the original Smart Slide feature for that row. G. Chambers Williams Iii, Houston Chronicle, "Chevrolet Traverse:2018 model gets a makeover; still a great choice for a big family," 2 Mar. 2018 In addition to the changes for GT models, Citadel models will have standard second-row captain's chairs and an available 825-watt, 19-speaker Harman Kardon audio system. Eric D. Lawrence, Detroit Free Press, "Fiat Chrysler calls 2019 Durango a 3-row SUV Dodge Charger," 12 July 2018 The bear ran away, and Ure wandered onto the boat and, while bleeding, sat down in the captain's chair. Author: Mitch Borden, Anchorage Daily News, "‘This isn’t how I’m dying’: Teenager recounts bear attack in Naknek boatyard," 24 June 2018 The Advance package includes a six-seat configuration with the midrow captain's chairs separated by a storage console with cup holder. Robert Duffer,, "Review: 2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid is a smooth three-row marvel," 12 June 2017 Separately, federal records also show that the EPA administrator's office awarded another contract last month to a leasing company based in Connecticut for a 2018 Suburban with four-wheel-drive, extra captain's chairs, a sunroof and GPS navigation. Juliet Eilperin,, "Embattled EPA Chief Scott Pruitt upgraded to a larger, customized SUV with bullet-resistant seat covers," 17 Apr. 2018 Besides the standard eight-passenger setup, the Armada can be configured for seven passengers by replacing the standard three-person second-row bench with two captain's chairs ($450 extra). G. Chambers Williams Iii, Houston Chronicle, "Nissan Armada has room for up to eight, starts at $45,600," 12 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of captain's chair

1946, in the meaning defined above

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“Captain's chair.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 5 December 2019.

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