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

straight-arm

verb

First Known Use of straight-arm

1903


STRAIGHT-ARM Defined for English Language Learners

straight-arm

noun

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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