long arm


noun

a long pole fitted with any of various devices, as a hook or clamp, for performing tasks otherwise out of reach.

Nearby words

  1. long,
  2. long abductor muscle of thumb,
  3. long account,
  4. long ago,
  5. long and short of it, the,
  6. long arm of the law, the,
  7. long axis,
  8. long barrow,
  9. long beach,
  10. long bone

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British Dictionary definitions for long arm

long arm

noun informal

power, esp far-reaching powerthe long arm of the law
make a long arm to reach out for something, as from a sitting position
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