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bo·sun's cha·ir

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  1. boatswain's chair, bosun's chairnoun

    a seat consisting of a board and a rope; used while working aloft or over the side of a ship

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  1. Bosun's chair

    A bosun's chair (or boatswain's chair) is a device used to suspend a person from a rope to perform work aloft. Originally just a short plank or swath of heavy canvas, many modern bosun's chairs incorporate safety devices similar to those found in rock climbing harnesses such as safety clips and additional lines. In addition to the maritime applications they were developed for, bosun's chairs are also used for working at height in various maintenance industries. In commercial window cleaning, the term bosun's chair describes devices suspended from rope and equipped with seatboards, such as descent-only controlled descent apparatuses (CDAs).

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  1. bosun's chair

    A bosun's chair is a piece of nautical equipment, often a short plank or canvas sling, attached with ropes used for suspending a person, usually a ship's bosun or crew member, to perform work aloft the mast or the sides of a ship. It is also used for similar purposes in other fields like construction, building maintenance, or window cleaning. The person sits on the chair which is then hoisted or lowered by others.

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  1. Bosun's chair

    A 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. Some bosun's chairs consist of little more than a short plank and a suitable set of ropes to suspend it from; these are usually used with a separate harness in case the user should slip off the plank. Other bosun's chairs, particularly the type commonly carried on yachts for masthead repair, incorporate more straps so that the wearer cannot fall out, though they still include a rigid or semi-rigid seat. As well as on ships and boats where they originated, bosun's chairs are also used for working at height on buildings and other structures. In commercial window cleaning, the term 'bosun's chair' is used for other devices suspended from rope and equipped with seatboards, such as controlled descent apparatus.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bosun's chair in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bosun's chair in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3


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