noun \ˈsīd-ˌärm\

: a weapon (such as a sword or handgun) that is worn on your hip or in your belt

Full Definition of SIDEARM

:  a weapon (as a sword, revolver, or bayonet) worn at the side or in the belt

First Known Use of SIDEARM


Other Weapons and Explosives Terms

automatic, carbine, cudgel, muzzle, rapier



: done with your arm moving out to the side

Full Definition of SIDEARM

:  of, relating to, using, or being a throw (as in baseball) in which the arm is not raised above the shoulder and the ball is thrown with a sideways sweep of the arm between shoulder and hip <sidearm delivery> <a sidearm pass>
sidearm adverb

Examples of SIDEARM

  1. The pitcher has a sidearm delivery.

First Known Use of SIDEARM


Other Baseball Terms

alley, cleanup, nightcap, safety, save, shag


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