straight-arm

noun
\ ˈstrāt-ˌärm How to pronounce straight-arm (audio) \

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

Other Words from straight-arm

straight-arm verb

First Known Use of straight-arm

1903, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of straight-arm was in 1903

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“Straight-arm.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/straight-arm. Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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straight-arm

noun

English Language Learners Definition of straight-arm

: 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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