lacking an arm or arms: The Venus de Milo is an armless statue.

1350–1400; Middle English; see arm1, -less

armlessness, noun Unabridged
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arm1 (ɑːm)
1.  (in man) either of the upper limbs from the shoulder to the wristRelated: brachial
2.  the part of either of the upper limbs from the elbow to the wrist; forearm
3.  a.  the corresponding limb of any other vertebrate
 b.  an armlike appendage of some invertebrates
4.  an object that covers or supports the human arm, esp the sleeve of a garment or the side of a chair, sofa, etc
5.  anything considered to resemble an arm in appearance, position, or function, esp something that branches out from a central support or larger mass: an arm of the sea; the arm of a record player
6.  an administrative subdivision of an organization: an arm of the government
7.  power; authority: the arm of the law
8.  any of the specialist combatant sections of a military force, such as cavalry, infantry, etc
9.  nautical See yardarm
10.  esp sport, ball games ability to throw or pitch: he has a good arm
11.  informal an arm and a leg a large amount of money
12.  arm in arm with arms linked
13.  at arm's length at a distance; away from familiarity with or subjection to another
14.  informal give one's right arm to be prepared to make any sacrifice
15.  in the arms of Morpheus sleeping
16.  with open arms with great warmth and hospitality: to welcome someone with open arms
17.  archaic (tr) to walk arm in arm with
Related: brachial
[Old English; related to German Arm, Old Norse armr arm, Latin armus shoulder, Greek harmos joint]

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Most days he sits in an armless swivel chair, bent over computers set up on a folding table.
The subjects would be asked to perform level walking with self-selected pace and sit-to-stand from an armless chair.
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