straight–arm

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noun \ˈstrāt-ˌärm\

Definition of straight–arm

  1. :  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

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1903

First Known Use of straight–arm

1903


STRAIGHT–ARM Defined for English Language Learners

straight–arm

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noun \ˈstrāt-ˌärm\

Definition of straight–arm for English Language Learners

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

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