Definition of captain's chair in US English:

captain's chair


  • A wooden chair with a row of vertical spindles supporting a bar that forms the back and armrests.

    • ‘Tears blurred his vision, and he sank down into the wooden captain's chair.’
    • ‘Gina smiled as she sat back in the captain's chair.’
    • ‘Second row seating is either captain's chairs or 60/40-split fold bench.’
    • ‘Kain got up from the floor and dusted himself off, but noticed Kate still reclining in the captain's chair.’
    • ‘Andriy turned his chair and faced Ilya at his computer behind the captain's chair.’
    • ‘In the front of the bus are gray leather captain's chairs on swivels.’
    • ‘I not only had a cassette player but captain's chairs.’
    • ‘I wonder who got the captain's chair (not included)?’
    • ‘Kyle and Thai sat down in two conveniently placed chairs next to the captain's chair.’
    • ‘I also briefly considered extracting one of the captain's chairs in the second row, but having just watched a PBS special on strangulated hernias, I decided this risky procedure should be done only on an ‘as needed’ basis.’
    • ‘The feline sprang back into the captain's chair.’
    • ‘You make your way past sleek, leather-bound captain's chairs.’
    • ‘With a deep, quiet breath, she sat back into the comfortable captain's chair and lifted one leg, ankle raised and placed across her other knee.’
    • ‘You can almost stand up in the centre, it's got captain's chairs, it's really comfortable.’
    • ‘He sat down in his comfortable captain's chair and drank his morning coffee.’
    • ‘Ryo asked from his spot near the captain's chair.’
    • ‘She smiled and walked back to the captain's chair.’
    • ‘From their captain's chairs, reporters have been watching Wimbledon all week.’
    • ‘Finally, there would be the creak Ben knew came from sitting in the oaken captain's chair and with two quick stomps on the floor, Ben knew that Adam was awake, dressed, shaved and ready to start the day.’
    • ‘Ultimate Game Chair in Antioch, Calif., sells a luxe leather captain's chair with a built-in joystick and speakers for $750.’