Definition of armchair in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɑːmˈtʃɛː/
Pronunciation: /ˈɑːmtʃɛː/
1A large, comfortable chair with side supports for a person’s arms.
Example sentences
  • Office chairs, armchairs, sofas - your back is in peril from all of them.
  • Opposite the table was another sitting area, with sofas and armchairs forming three sides of a square.
  • The studio is furnished with sofas, armchairs and a coffee table - not a desk in sight.
1.1 [as modifier] Lacking or not involving practical or direct experience of a particular subject or activity: an armchair traveller
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  • The result is a unique perspective applauded by armchair naturalists in which the stars of the film are also the videographers.
  • What do these armchair counter-terrorists propose that Moscow should have done?
  • Almost all other commentary was grotesque - the work of armchair generals.

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