fighting chair


: a chair from which a salt-water angler plays a hooked fish

Examples of fighting chair in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Traveling angler Paul Renfro was in the fighting chair when the Pacific Fins crew landed the all-white sailfish. Dac Collins, Outdoor Life, 29 Feb. 2024 The boat drives around while the angler, either standing or sitting in what’s called the fighting chair (which can swivel, has a footrest and is built into the boat), attempts to reel it in. Hayes Gardner, Baltimore Sun, 11 Aug. 2023 Onboard, the bow is equipped with a fighting chair while the aft is outfitted with a table and seating for up to eight passengers. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 4 Apr. 2023 Ultra G also features a fighting chair and storage for 40 rods because this is a fishing boat, after all. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 2 Feb. 2023 The multipurpose aft deck, which is fully open yet still offers protection from the elements, features a fishing store, live bait tanks and a fighting chair. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 1 Dec. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1950, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of fighting chair was in 1950

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“Fighting chair.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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