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overarm

[oh-ver-ahrm] /ˈoʊ vərˌɑrm/
adjective
1.
thrown or performed by raising the arm above the shoulder:
an overarm pitch; an overarm swimming stroke.
Origin of overarm
1860-1865
1860-65, Americanism; over- + arm1
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  • The only stroke possible was the overarm, and his hands fell with a gummy plop instead of the heartsome splash of open water.

    The Cruise of the Dry Dock T. S. Stribling
  • If we take up fast swimming, we must learn one of the various overhand or overarm strokes.

    Outdoor Sports and Games Claude H. Miller
  • Presently his shoulder muscles ached and burned so keenly, he could no longer continue the overarm.

    The Cruise of the Dry Dock T. S. Stribling
British Dictionary definitions for overarm

overarm

/ˈəʊvərˌɑːm/
adjective
1.
bowled, thrown, or performed with the arm raised above the shoulder
adverb
2.
with the arm raised above the shoulder
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