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A bosun's chair or boatswain's chair is a device used to suspend a person from a rope to perform work aloft. It is distinguished from a climbing harness by the inclusion of a more or less rigid seat, providing more comfort than even the best-padded straps for long-term use. In exchange, the bosun's chair does not allow the freedom of movement necessary for climbing, and the occupant is generally hoisted or lowered into place using the rope alone.
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1. a seat consisting of a board and a rope; used while working aloft or over the side of a ship
(synonym) bosun's chair
| boatswain's chair in Swedish | boatswain's chair in Farsi
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