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overarm

[ oh-ver-ahrm ]
/ ˈoʊ vərˌɑrm /
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adjective

thrown or performed by raising the arm above the shoulder: an overarm pitch; an overarm swimming stroke.

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Origin of overarm

An Americanism dating back to 1860–65; over- + arm1
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British Dictionary definitions for overarm

overarm
/ (ˈəʊvərˌɑːm) sport /

adjective

bowled, thrown, or performed with the arm raised above the shoulder

adverb

with the arm raised above the shoulder
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