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sidearm

noun side·arm \ ˈsīd-ˌärm \
Updated on: 7 Nov 2017

Definition of sidearm

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

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First Known Use of sidearm

1689

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sidearm

adjective

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 in a Sentence

  1. The pitcher has a sidearm delivery.

First Known Use of sidearm

1890

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SIDEARM Defined for English Language Learners

sidearm

noun

Definition of sidearm for English Language Learners

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


sidearm

adjective

Definition of sidearm for English Language Learners

  • : done with your arm moving out to the side


SIDEARM Defined for Kids

sidearm

adverb side·arm \ ˈsīd-ˌärm \

Definition of sidearm for Students

:with the arm moving out to the side
  • She threw the ball sidearm.

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