straight-arm

[streyt-ahrm]
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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.

noun

Football. an act or instance of straight-arming.

Nearby words

  1. straight ticket,
  2. straight time,
  3. straight up,
  4. straight whiskey,
  5. straight-ahead,
  6. straight-backed,
  7. straight-chain,
  8. straight-edge,
  9. straight-faced,
  10. straight-from-the-shoulder

Also stiff-arm.

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British Dictionary definitions for straight-arm

straight-arm

adjective

rugby (of a tackle) performed with the arm fully extended

verb

(tr) to ward off (an opponent) with the arm outstretched
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