meaning of armchair

armchair meaning in General Dictionary

A chair with hands to aid the arms or forearms

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  • seat with a support on each side for hands
  • A chair with hands to support the elbows or forearms.

armchair meaning in Etymology Dictionary

also arm-chair, 1630s, from supply (n.1) + chair; adjective feeling in mention of the "criticism of issues where critic takes no energetic component" is from 1886. Another old title because of it had been elbow-chair (1650s).


armchair meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) A chair with hands to support the elbows or forearms.


Sentence Examples with the word armchair

He sat rather sideways in the armchair next to the countess, arranging with his right hand the cleanest of gloves that fitted his left hand like a skin, and he spoke with a particularly refined compression of his lips about the amusements of the highest Petersburg society, recalling with mild irony old times in Moscow and Moscow acquaintances.

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