deck chair

noun

Definition of deck chair 

: a folding chair often having an adjustable leg rest

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An Ikea Brommö deck chair provides a modern spot to sit on a loggia. Jen Derose, House Beautiful, "8 Ways Designers Use Ikea," 20 Dec. 2013 He was trained to clean the pool, arrange the deck chairs and check the water’s pH level. Rachel Weiner, Washington Post, "He tried to drown himself in a pool. Now he’s suing the people who pulled him out.," 29 Apr. 2018 He was trained to clean the pool, arrange the deck chairs and check the water's pH level. The Washington Post, NOLA.com, "Man suing police, lifeguard who pulled him out of a pool when he tried to drown himself," 29 Apr. 2018 He was trained to clean the pool, arrange the deck chairs and check the water's pH level. Rachel Weiner, chicagotribune.com, "Virginia man who tried to drown himself in pool is suing the people who pulled him out," 29 Apr. 2018 The American people did not elect this president to sit idly by and rearrange the deck chairs on the Titanic. Fox News, "Rep. Matt Gaetz reacts to the House's Russia report," 28 Apr. 2018 Leaves float in the pool and the deck chairs are stacked. Sue Hertz, BostonGlobe.com, "Learning to roll with Canadian June," 25 Apr. 2018 The main pool is surrounded by deck chairs and a jogging track and is adjacent to the top deck bar. Ron Hurtibise, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Two-night Bahamas cruise line welcomes second ship to Port of Palm Beach | Photo gallery," 14 Apr. 2018 This, ladies and gentlemen, is the basketball version of rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic. Mike Bianchi, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Frank Vogel doesn't deserve to be fired by the Orlando Magic," 12 Apr. 2018

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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

noun

English Language Learners Definition of deck chair

: a chair that can be folded up and that is used for sitting outside on the deck of a ship, on a beach, etc.

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