deck chair


: a folding chair often having an adjustable leg rest

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Illustration of deck chair

Examples of deck chair in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some lawmakers recognize the problem, but are focusing on deck chairs instead of root causes. Steven Greenhut, The Mercury News, 23 Jan. 2024 Guests will also find a large outdoor pool with plenty of deck chairs, two fitness centers, and The Tack Room gourmet market to quell the midnight munchies. Rebecca Deurlein, Forbes, 1 Mar. 2024 Meanwhile, Owens also shared a video on his Instagram story of the same scenery with the camera panning over the beach and showing towels hanging on the back of deck chairs sitting in the grass out front of the property where the video was filmed from. Gabrielle Rockson, Peoplemag, 23 Feb. 2024 There are deck chairs, outdoor pools and even a basketball court, but few people were out using them. Elizabeth Weise, USA TODAY, 18 Jan. 2024 Emerald Bay strikes me as the boat tour’s highlight, and as the Dixie II eases back onto the main body of the lake, most passengers seem to be settling in their deck chairs or disappearing to one of the lower decks for lunch. Reed Parsell, Sacramento Bee, 25 Jan. 2024 Instead of wasting time on a long political battle to create more bureaucratic deck chairs, advocates for better transit should work on the basics — more bus routes, cleaner and safer trains, tighter budgets and better service for residents. Steven Greenhut, The Mercury News, 23 Jan. 2024 Four kinds of seating are available: lawn section (bring your own chair or blanket), a lounge seat with an adjustable deck chair, a love seat for two with a double-width deck chair or a squishy bean bag for one. Audrey Eads, Dallas News, 18 May 2021 Ocean water had flooded well past the edge of the island, tossing lawn furniture and deck chairs into the street. Eric Levenson, CNN, 31 Aug. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1884, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of deck chair was in 1884

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“Deck chair.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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