Origin of underarm
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Examples from the Web for underarm
Sew up the sleeves and underarm seams and turn back the cuffs.
Baste seams of sleeve and underarm all in one long seam on right side.
Mark with tracing or pencil the new seam for underarm if you must change it.
Baste, with the seams on the outside, shoulder, and underarm seams.
Work even to underarm 29 inches or desired length to underarm.Juvenile Styles, Volume 4
- (of a measurement) extending along the arm from wrist to armpit
- sport of or denoting a style of throwing, bowling, or serving in which the hand is swung below shoulder level
- below the arm
- in an underarm style
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Word Origin and History for underarm
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Located, placed, or used under the arm.
- The armpit.
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