armrest

[ahrm-rest]
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noun

a projecting, often padded support for the forearm, as at the side of a chair or sofa or between seats in a theater, car, or airplane.

Nearby words

  1. armourer,
  2. armoury,
  3. armpad,
  4. armpatch,
  5. armpit,
  6. arms,
  7. arms and the man,
  8. arms control,
  9. arms race,
  10. arms, coat of

Origin of armrest

First recorded in 1885–90; arm1 + rest1

Also called arm.

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British Dictionary definitions for armrest

armrest

noun

the part of a chair, sofa, etc, that supports the armSometimes shortened to: arm
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