sidearm

[ sahyd-ahrm ]
/ ˈsaɪdˌɑrm /

adverb

with a swinging motion of the arm moving to the side of the body at shoulder level or below and nearly parallel to the ground: to pitch sidearm.

adjective

thrown or performed sidearm: a sidearm curve ball; sidearm stroke.

Origin of sidearm

First recorded in 1925–30; side1 + arm1
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sidearm


adj.

also side-arm, 1908, from side (adj.) + arm (n.1).

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