verb (used with object)
Football. to push (a potential tackler) away by holding the arm out straight; stiff-arm.
to force, push, or fend off by or as if by holding out a stiff arm against obstacles: He straight-armed his way into the middle of the crowded room.
Football. an act or instance of straight-arming.
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- straight ticket,
- straight time,
- straight up,
- straight whiskey,
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Examples from the Web for straight-arm
By-and-by these exercises will come as easy as was the straight-arm work.How to Get Strong and How to Stay So|William Blaikie
He rushed and drove a straight-arm jab, which had it reached would have given him the purse.
He lunged forward as he spoke, shooting a straight-arm blow for Fyfe's face.Big Timber|Bertrand W. Sinclair
rugby (of a tackle) performed with the arm fully extended
(tr) to ward off (an opponent) with the arm outstretched
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