a weapon, as a pistol or sword, carried at the side or in the belt.
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Origin of side arm
First recorded in 1680–90
Words nearby side arm
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British Dictionary definitions for side arms
weapons carried on the person, by sling, belt, or holster, such as a sword, pistol, etc
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