Deck-chair

n.
A private schoolboy or schoolgirl forced to wear, under the rules of their 'school uniform policy', a multi-coloured, vertically striped blazer - a design not unlike that often found adorning the canvas of traditional wooden deck-chairs.

The Richmond train was crammed full with rowdy deck-chairs this morning.


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  • Deck chair — n. a folding chair, usually having arms and a full length leg rest; used for relaxing on the deck of a ship, at poolside, etc. Also called {steamer chair} [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • deck chair — deck ,chair noun count a light chair made of CANVAS (=strong cloth) on a wooden frame that you can fold up, used for sitting outside in warm weather …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • deck chair — deck′ chair n. fur a folding chair, usu. with arms and a full length leg rest, used for lounging • Etymology: 1880–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • deck chair — n. a lightweight folding chair, usually with arms and a leg rest, used on ship decks, etc …   English World dictionary

  • deck chair — noun a folding chair for use outdoors; a wooden frame supports a length of canvas (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑beach chair • Hypernyms: ↑folding chair * * * noun : a folding chair often having an adjustable leg rest * * * a folding chair, usually with arms… …   Useful english dictionary

  • deck chair — easy chair, comfortable chair; (on a cruise ship) reclining chair intended for lounging …   English contemporary dictionary

  • deck chair — a folding chair, usually with arms and a full length leg rest, commonly used for lounging on the decks of passenger ships. Also called steamer chair. [1880 85] * * * …   Universalium

  • deck chair — noun Date: 1884 a folding chair often having an adjustable leg rest …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • deck chair — noun A folding chair in which a wooden frame supports a length of canvas; traditionally used on the beach or onboard a liner …   Wiktionary

  • Deck chair — Dækstol …   Danske encyklopædi

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