a chair with sidepieces or arms to support a person's forearms or elbows.
theorizing without the benefit of practical experience: an armchair football coach.
participating or experiencing indirectly or vicariously: an armchair traveler.

1625–35; arm1 + chair Unabridged
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armchair (ˈɑːmˌtʃɛə)
1.  a chair, esp an upholstered one, that has side supports for the arms or elbows
2.  (modifier) taking no active part; lacking practical experience; theoretical: an armchair strategist
3.  (modifier) participated in away from the place of action or in the home: armchair theatre

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Word Origin & History

1630s, from arm + chair; adj. sense in ref. to "criticism of matters in which the critic takes no active part" is from 1886.
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Example sentences
It's easy to armchair quarterback when your job is not on the line.
They began a therapy session sitting alone in a nondescript room with a
  well-worn armchair and a television.
The armchair especially installed for him in court stood empty.
The fine words of the rich-world's armchair conservationists butter few
  parsnips in the poor world.
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