deck chair

noun

Definition of deck chair

: a folding chair often having an adjustable leg rest

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Scattered around were plastic beer cups, an empty corn-chip bag, a cigarette butt, a wire coat hanger, and a rusted metal tube that had broken off a deck chair. Bruce Handy, The New Yorker, "At Last, an Airbnb for Pools," 2 Sep. 2019 Note: Concessions, umbrella rentals, lockers and deck chairs are available at many locations. Jennifer Boehm, sun-sentinel.com, "Beat the heat: South Florida’s best water parks, pools, splash parks," 23 July 2019 Cinema Under the Stars Watch a mixture of film selections in the comfort of a recliner, love-seat cabana or deck chair at this intimate outdoor venue. Carolina Gusman, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Your 2018 guide to outdoor movies in San Diego this summer," 31 May 2018 The couple were seated at deck chairs and staring fondly into one another’s eyes. Madeleine Kearns, National Review, "Boris Johnson, the Brexit Illusionist," 28 June 2019 This swimsuit-optional gay men's resort also features an outdoor mist cooling system, comfortable deck chairs, and complimentary guest lunches served poolside. Stepfanie Romine, USA TODAY, "7 reasons why the summer season is the best time to visit Palm Springs," 4 June 2019 Hotels began putting deck chairs back alongside pools. Fox News, "Storm drifts away from Hawaii after 'almost biblical' rains," 26 Aug. 2018 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

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First Known Use of deck chair

1884, in the meaning defined above

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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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