boatswain's chair

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boat·swain's chair

A short board secured by ropes and used as a seat when working aloft, as for painting a ship or washing the windows of a skyscraper.

boatswain's chair

(Nautical Terms) nautical a seat consisting of a short flat board slung from ropes, used to support a person working on the side of a vessel or in its rigging

boat′swain's chair`

a wooden plank or canvas chair for a worker, hung by ropes over the side of a ship or building.
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Noun1.boatswain's chair - a seat consisting of a board and a ropeboatswain's chair - a seat consisting of a board and a rope; used while working aloft or over the side of a ship
seat - any support where you can sit (especially the part of a chair or bench etc. on which you sit); "he dusted off the seat before sitting down"
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Lowered hundreds of feet below ground in a boatswain's chair, the spelunking Mitchell became trapped in darkness when the three ropes that supported him twisted into one, jamming the pulley his friends were using to hoist him into the daylight.
Butchart to overcome--she planted ivy in the crevices of the quarry wall by dangling from a boatswain's chair.
They were permanently removed by lowering a technician in a boatswain's chair and cutting the pipe so it could be taken out through the access opening.