an often padded support for the forearm, as at the side of a seat or on the inside of a car door.
Origin of armrest:
a support for the arm
a part of a seat designed to support the arm
In an automotive context, an armrest is a feature found in many modern vehicles on which occupants can rest their arms. Armrests are also found on chairs in general.
Armrests are more prolific in larger, more expensive models of car.
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