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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Coast Guard vessel Biscayne Bay rescued one sailor who was injured Saturday while in a boatswain's chair.
To scrub the mast, the boatswain (BOH-sun) crew hauled each other up and down in the boatswain's chair.
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.