noun Date: 1903 an act or instance of warding off a person or thing by pushing with the palm of the hand with the arm fully extended from the shoulder and the elbow locked — called also stiff-armstraight-arm verb

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  • straight-arm — /ˈstreɪt am/ (say strayt ahm) verb (t) Football to ward off an opponent by holding the arm straight and pushing with the palm of the hand; fend (off) …   Australian English dictionary

  • straight-arm — 1. verb To ward off by holding the arms out straight 2. noun An instance of this …   Wiktionary

  • straight-arm — verb N. Amer. informal push away (an opponent or obstacle) with the arm outstretched …   English new terms dictionary

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