upper arm


the part of the arm between the shoulder and the elbow.


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Origin of upper arm

First recorded in 1875–80
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for upper arm

  • The amulet is fastened upon the head or tied around the upper-arm or worn on the breast, with a string around the neck.

    Our Moslem Sisters|Annie Van Sommer