plural of arm

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a portable weapon from which a shot is discharged by gunpowder
  • soldiers grabbing their arms and helmets and heading into battle

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plural of arm

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1 a large unit of a governmental, business, or educational organization
  • a company that needs to beef up its marketing arm if it wants to compete in today's business world

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2 a part of a body of water that extends beyond the general shoreline
  • this arm of the Atlantic is surprisingly peaceful, as the stronger ocean currents do not reach this far

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3 an area of land that juts out into a body of water
  • Maine has so many long, narrow arms that jut out into the ocean that early coastal settlers found it much easier to travel by sea

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4 the right or means to command or control others
  • few criminals manage to permanently escape the long arm of the law

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present tense third-person singular of arm

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“Arms.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

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