straight-arm


straight–arm

noun \ˈstrāt-ˌärm\

American football : the act of pushing another player away from you with the palm of your hand while your arm is fully extended

Full Definition of STRAIGHT-ARM

:  an act or instance of warding off a person or thing by pushing with the palm of the hand with the arm fully extended from the shoulder and the elbow locked —called also stiff-arm
straight–arm verb

First Known Use of STRAIGHT-ARM

1903

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