I. noun Date: 1689 a weapon (as a sword, revolver, or bayonet) worn at the side or in the belt II. adjective Date: 1908 of, relating to, using, or being a throw (as in baseball) in which the arm is not raised above the shoulder and the ball is thrown with a sideways sweep of the arm between shoulder and hip <
sidearm delivery
a sidearm pass
sidearm adverb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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