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sidearm

[ sahyd-ahrm ]
/ ˈsaɪdˌɑrm /
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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.

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Origin of sidearm

First recorded in 1925–30; side1 + arm1

Definition for sidearm (2 of 2)

side arm

noun Military.

a weapon, as a pistol or sword, carried at the side or in the belt.

Origin of side arm

First recorded in 1680–90
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