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A fixed chair on a boat used by a person trying to catch large fish.
- ‘Trying to economise, I'd booked a boat with basic equipment, and that included the fighting chair.’
- ‘Nobody wanted to help until eight years ago, when I came across a skipper called Rolf, a German-Australian guy, who had tried to catch a Great White but, having hooked one, was pulled into the sea still strapped to his fighting chair.’
- ‘I was standing in the stern of the boat with just a simple butt pad, and was wishing that I was in the fighting chair.’
- ‘‘Classic’ marlin fishing means fighting the fish in a special fighting chair.’
- ‘There you can strap into a fighting chair and battle a 300-lb. virtual blue marlin with rod, reel and video screen.’
- ‘Now get in the fighting chair and start working that fish.’
- ‘We each took turns in the fighting chair, giving up our place to the next person once we'd landed a fish.’
- ‘Before long she noticed me sitting in the fighting chair looking glum.’
- ‘80 lb line, set 22-25 lb, you will need a fighting chair for this amount of drag!’
- ‘An aluminum plate is molded into the cockpit deck for extra support if an owner wishes to install a fighting chair.’
- ‘The 100-square-foot cockpit is large enough to accommodate a fighting chair and still have room for passengers and crew to move about.’
- ‘A sure thing, I was told, if you've got a several hours to spare, with your arm muscles in knots, and your shoulders hard-back into a fighting chair.’
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