- thrown or performed by raising the arm above the shoulder: an overarm pitch; an overarm swimming stroke.
Origin of overarm
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If we take up fast swimming, we must learn one of the various overhand or overarm strokes.Outdoor Sports and Games
Claude H. Miller
The only stroke possible was the overarm, and his hands fell with a gummy plop instead of the heartsome splash of open water.
Presently his shoulder muscles ached and burned so keenly, he could no longer continue the overarm.
- bowled, thrown, or performed with the arm raised above the shoulder
- with the arm raised above the shoulder
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