a with sidepieces or to support a person’s forearms or elbows.
theorizing without the benefit of practical experience:
an armchair football coach.
participating or experiencing indirectly or vicariously:
an armchair traveler.
armchair sleuths have been competing for years to determine the identity of one of the most notorious serial killers.
Jack the Ripper Is Still at Large Christopher Moraff September 28, 2014
We need a generation of hand-to-hand digital soldiers, not armchair generals.
Obama’s Internet Misfire Douglas Rushkoff May 28, 2009
And Kody, in jeans and striped button-down shirt, reclined in an armchair opposite Janelle.
Sister Wives Season 2: Polygamy’s Strange Charm Joyce C. Tang March 9, 2011
The New York Post called it a “head fake,” and armchair physicians smelled a conspiracy.
Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama’s Lovefest on ‘60 Minutes’ Lauren Ashburn January 27, 2013
Owen, coming down, seems more inclined to stay in his armchair.
High on Study Drugs Daniel D’Addario May 8, 2010
He took off his coat, and slunk to his armchair, where he began to take off his boots.
Sons and Lovers David Herbert Lawrence
I exclaimed, flinging myself into an armchair, “what does this man want now with me?”
My Double Life Sarah Bernhardt
The scribe waited to hear him pass up-stairs, or settle himself in an armchair in the kitchen.
The Watchers of the Plains Ridgewell Cullum
The armchair excepted, she received him as she would have received the King.
The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete Duc de Saint-Simon
Sir Thomas Gourlay had got up some hours before, and was seated in an armchair as she entered.
The Black Baronet; or, The Chronicles Of Ballytrain William Carleton
a chair, esp an upholstered one, that has side supports for the arms or elbows
(modifier) taking no active part; lacking practical experience; theoretical: an armchair strategist
(modifier) participated in away from the place of action or in the home: armchair theatre
also arm-chair, 1630s, from arm (n.1) + chair; adjective sense in reference to “criticism of matters in which the critic takes no active part” is from 1886.
- Arm candy
a very attractive person who accompanies someone on a date, as at a public event, but is not romantically involved with that person. Contemporary Examples “The idea of getting matched with men looking for arm candy was not my style,” she says. Professional Matchmakers Build Business on Facebook Nina Strochlic August 4, 2013 noun a […]
a band of leather or other material worn about the wrist or lower part of the for protection and support. Archery. 2 . Historical Examples For this armguard a piece of thin leather, laced closely at the back of the forearm, answers very well. The Theory and Practice of Archery Horace Ford
an opening in a garment, for the arm. Historical Examples In the 31st and 51st rows, k the 6th and 7th st from the armhole edge together to decrease a little to shape for the waist. Needlework Economies Various Measure the width of chest from side to side, just at the armhole in front. Clothing […]
- Arm in arm
the upper limb of the human body, especially the part extending from the shoulder to the wrist. the upper limb from the shoulder to the elbow. the forelimb of any vertebrate. some part of an organism like or likened to an arm. any armlike part or attachment, as the of a phonograph. a covering for […]