Origin of side arm
Examples from the Web for side arm
The cubic contents of the pressure tube and side-arm become increased, owing to the cup-like shape the paint film takes on.Paint Technology and Tests|Henry A. Gardner
He didn't go to his cabin; didn't even take off his side-arm.Subspace Survivors|E. E. Smith
Others to the Old-German, Laz, from latus; the weapon being therefore a "side-arm."Ancient Armour and Weapons in Europe|John Hewitt
He had already unbuttoned his tailed tunic, and slung his belt and sabre or side-arm from his shoulders.Jones of the 64th|F. S. (Frederick Sadleir) Brereton
Dirk, dėrk, n. a Highland dagger or poniard: a side-arm worn by midshipmen and cadets of the royal navy.