sidearm

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

side +‎ arm

Noun[edit]

sidearm ‎(plural sidearms)

  1. A personal weapon, such as a handgun or sword, carried on the hip in a belt, sheath, holster, etc for rapid access.

Verb[edit]

sidearm ‎(third-person singular simple present sidearms, present participle sidearming, simple past and past participle sidearmed)

  1. To throw a ball with one's arm roughly parallel to the ground.
    • 2009 March 19, Ben Shpigel, “Medicine’s Loss Could Be the Mets’ Gain”, in New York Times[1]:
      His interest, aside from slinging sinkers as a sidearming right-hander, was medicine.

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Adverb[edit]

sidearm ‎(comparative more sidearm, superlative most sidearm)

  1. With one's arm roughly parallel to the ground.

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