deck chair


Definition of deck chair

: a folding chair often having an adjustable leg rest

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Examples of deck chair in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On a bright balmy morning in Santa Monica, Angelica Far lounged on a green deck chair, sipping a frozen coffee and taking in the sun. Luke Money, Los Angeles Times, "Some say ‘the pandemic is over’ in California as crowds return. Experts are worried," 30 Mar. 2021 Guests also have the option to purchase an upgrade that includes a deck chair, table, popcorn, and separate area to the side of your vehicle. Isabel Garcia, House Beautiful, "The Queen Is Turning Her Country Residence Into a Drive-in Movie Theater," 4 Sep. 2020 Bonus: After the tots are worn out, there’s nothing stopping you from sliding a deck chair underneath and cooling off yourself. Juliet Izon, Condé Nast Traveler, "9 Best Travel Toys and Activities to Keep Kids of Every Age Entertained at Home," 25 May 2020 In its guidelines for recreational water facilities, the CDC recommends facilities space out deck chairs at least six feet apart on decks so patrons don't breathe on each other. Scottie Andrew, CNN, "Before you go to the pool, beach or lake this summer, read this," 22 May 2020 Even if the Titanic doesn't sink, the deck chairs are still likely be shaken up by the whole ordeal. Bryn Elise Sandberg, The Hollywood Reporter, "Hollywood Dealmakers Navigate Pandemic Amid Looming Writers' War," 19 Mar. 2020 Unknowingly the best ride of the day was riding deck chairs from one side of the ship to other. Susan Glaser, cleveland, "Thanks for the memories, Cedar Point: Readers recall their favorite park moments," 3 May 2020 But there is a grand pool as well, open to all guests, surrounded by poolside deck chairs, lawn umbrellas, four canopy beds, and one of the hotel’s three restaurants, Azur—also the only one that serves lunch. Rachel King, Fortune, "Where you should eat, visit, and stay in Marrakech," 6 Mar. 2020 Most of the talk about what to do with your investments is the equivalent of rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic. Scott Burns, Dallas News, "Scott Burns: Putting your personal finances in perspective amid our coronavirus climate," 28 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of deck chair

1884, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of deck chair was in 1884

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5 Apr 2021

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“Deck chair.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2021.

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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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