straight-arm

noun
\ˈstrāt-ˌärm \

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

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straight-arm verb

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1903, in the meaning defined above

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straight-arm

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English Language Learners Definition of straight-arm

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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