overarm

adjective

over·​arm ˈō-vər-ˌärm How to pronounce overarm (audio)
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2
of a swimming stroke : made with the arm lifted out of the water and stretched forward over the shoulder to begin the stroke

Examples of overarm in a Sentence

He made an overarm throw.

Word History

First Known Use

1864, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of overarm was in 1864

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Cite this Entry

“Overarm.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overarm. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

overarm

adjective
over·​arm ˈō-və-ˌrärm How to pronounce overarm (audio)
1
2
: made with the arm lifted out of the water and stretched forward
an overarm swimming stroke
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