[ stif-ahrm ]
/ ˈstɪfˌɑrm /

verb (used with object), noun

Origin of stiff-arm

First recorded in 1905–10 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Examples from the Web for stiff-arm

  • Stiff-arm your man and hold him off until you see what's doing.

    Left Guard Gilbert|Ralph Henry Barbour
  • But you see what I mean about that stiff-arm business, don't you?

    Left Guard Gilbert|Ralph Henry Barbour
  • Shorty queried anxiously, as Smoke broke a third egg and dexterously thrust him back with a stiff-arm jolt on the breast.

    Smoke Bellew|Jack London
  • Think that stiff-arm gesture and bark might have been intended to represent a rifle?

    Little Fuzzy|Henry Beam Piper