Definition of deckchair in English:



  • A folding chair of wood and canvas, typically used by the sea or on the deck of passenger ships.

    • ‘For all too many of us, the Saga brand is still associated with coachloads of doddery pensioners who swarm upon seaside resorts across Britain to queue up for deckchairs, ice cream and perhaps a bawdy postcard, if the wife's not looking.’
    • ‘How for example can we convince the town that putting deckchairs in regimented straight lines is not what the modern tourist wants?’
    • ‘Susan Warren and her son Mark, 15, from Cheadle Hulme, joined the queue at 5.50 am, kitted out with deckchairs, waterproofs and a flask.’
    • ‘Why not restore the beach with a few lorry loads of shingle, refurbish the Riverside Cafe, do something about those dreadful public lavatories and provide deckchairs?’
    • ‘A seaside council which stripped deckchairs, crockery, kettles and hotplates out of its chalets to save money is putting them in a museum ready for the day they become collector's items.’
    • ‘Back at the Grand Hotel Terme hotel - with summer in mind - there is also a small outdoor pool at the lakeside and an ample terrace on which to recline in a deckchair.’
    • ‘The hundreds of mums, dads, brothers, sisters and grandparents who went along were invited to take a picnic, and there was a friendly, family atmosphere as groups sat on deckchairs and blankets to enjoy the music.’
    • ‘Although the dangers of long-haul air travel have been highlighted, a similar condition was first noted in people sitting on deckchairs in air raid shelters during the Blitz in London.’
    • ‘‘Three pensioners were treated for heat exhaustion after falling asleep in deckchairs with their cardigans on at Worthing’.’
    • ‘There are cheerful big resorts for those seeking poolside deckchairs, waiters bearing frothy drinks, and every desire heartily satisfied.’
    • ‘Now we have a beach bar/cafe twenty umbrellas and 40 deckchairs.’
    • ‘Retired vicars slumbering in deckchairs around village grounds will awaken with a jolt and splutter into their teas when they hear the suggestion that the French invented cricket.’
    • ‘Just then, a gust of wind rocked the ship; Isaac stumbled backwards, falling against a deckchair, his whole face a deathly shade of white.’
    • ‘Did you hear that the Blackpool Tourist Board are trying to replace the prom deckchairs with sun-loungers and continental-style tables and chairs?’
    • ‘I certainly do not need my beach time spoilt by the sight of dozens of police ludicrously measuring the spaces occupied by deckchairs, as happened recently.’
    • ‘They brought deckchairs, blankets and picnics, making this occasion every bit as special as the spectacular opera concerts held in London's parks and at Castle Howard.’
    • ‘But one day, two years after his wedding, while lounging in a deckchair, shelling peanuts on an October afternoon, Sharma was startled by a premonition.’
    • ‘Visitors to Manchester's twin city in the near future might find it worth packing deckchairs, sun cream and a bucket and spade.’
    • ‘Some few years ago volleyball was played on the sandy beach area behind the deckchairs, and the past city hall officers said no to this and stated you must play on the water's edge area.’
    • ‘The deckchairs were still there on the beach with the vendors walking up and down selling their wares.’