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armchairnoun [C]

uk   /ˈɑːm.tʃeər/  us   /ˈɑːrm.tʃer/
A2 a ​comfortablechair with ​sides that ​supportyourarms: She ​sat in an armchair by the ​fire, ​reading a ​newspaper.

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armchairadjective [before noun]

uk   /ˈɑːm.tʃeər/  us   /ˈɑːrm.tʃer/
used to refer to a ​person who ​knows, or says they ​know, a lot about a ​subject without having ​directexperience of it: an armchair critic/​gardener/​traveller
(Definition of armchair from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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armchairnoun [C]

 us   /ˈɑrm·tʃeər/
a ​comfortablechair with two ​restingplaces for the ​arms
(Definition of armchair from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “armchair”
in Arabic كُرْسي مُريح, كُرْسي ذو مَسْنَديْن…
in Korean 안락 의자…
in Portuguese poltrona…
in Catalan butaca…
in Japanese ひじかけ椅子…
in Chinese (Simplified) 扶手椅…
in Turkish koltuk…
in Russian кресло…
in Chinese (Traditional) 扶手椅…
in Italian poltrona…
in Polish fotel…
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