Under-arm
Under-arm Un"der-arm, a. (Cricket) 1. Done (as bowling) with the arm not raised above the elbow, that is, not swung far out from the body; underhand. Cf. {Over-arm} and {Round-Arm}. [1913 Webster]

2. For use under the arms, specifically in the armpit; as, an underarm deodorant. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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