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upper arm

the part of the arm between the shoulder and the elbow.
Origin of upper arm
First recorded in 1875-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • A large muscle of the upper arm, so called because it has two heads or origins.

    Orthography Elmer W. Cavins
  • "That's the Burmese style, sir," he said, pointing to his shoulders and upper arm.

    The Mark Of Cain Andrew Lang
  • The gold stripes on his upper arm identified him as a colonel.

    Shaman Robert Shea
  • Some howled, with their sleeves rolled up, to exhibit the upper arm.

    Ghetto Comedies

    Israel Zangwill
  • One bolt caught her in the leg, the other transfixed her upper arm.

    Deathworld Harry Harrison
  • upper arm gone, close to the shoulder joint,” he announced.

    The Long Portage Harold Bindloss
  • Then the thigh and the upper arm were similarly enclosed in plate.

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