Armrest

An armrest (or arm-rest) is a feature found in most modern automobiles on which the occupants can rest their arms. Armrests are commonly placed between the front car seats on the driver and passenger side of the vehicle. Sometimes one or two armrests may also be attached to each individual seat, a feature commonly found in minivans (MPVs) and some SUVs.

Many larger cars also have a broad arm-rest between the back seats, which may be folded out when the central (third) seating place is not required. In some designs where occupant safety is emphasised, including some Volvo models, the armrest doubles as a child seat, complete with specially adjustable seatbelt.

Armrests in some vehicles may also feature further accessories, such as cup holders, audio and climate controls as well as storage compartements.


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  • armrest — [ärm′rest΄] n. a support on which to rest one s arm, as on the inside of an automobile door …   English World dictionary

  • armrest — UK [ˈɑː(r)mˌrest] / US [ˈɑrmrest] noun [countable] Word forms armrest : singular armrest plural armrests the part of a seat on which you rest your arm …   English dictionary

  • armrest — arm|rest [ armrest ] noun count the part of a seat on which you rest your arm …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • armrest — noun Date: circa 1889 a support for the arm …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • armrest — /ahrm rest /, n. 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. Also called arm. [1885 90; ARM1 + REST1] * * * …   Universalium

  • armrest — noun a part of a seat designed to support the arm …   Wiktionary

  • armrest — [[t]ɑ͟ː(r)mrest[/t]] armrests also arm rest N COUNT The armrests on a chair are the two pieces on either side that support your arms when you are sitting down …   English dictionary

  • armrest — n. part of a chair which supports the sitter s arms …   English contemporary dictionary

  • armrest — smarter …   Anagrams dictionary

  • armrest — noun an arm of a chair or other seat …   English new terms dictionary


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