Definitions

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  • adjective Throwing while having the hand above the elbow
  • adverb Having the hand above the arm at the time of throwing

Etymologies

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over- +‎ arm

Examples

  • I feel like taking a baseball bat to the lot of them, although even then I'd probably pick an unfashionable brand of bat, or somehow manage to knock their brains out in a cluelessly passe kind of way – using an underarm swing when the overarm swipe's more "now", perhaps – and everyone would sneer at me, including the arresting officer.

    Charlie Brooker's Screen burn: What Not To Wear

  • Samuel immediately reached for a stone that was roughly the size of a cricket ball, took a breath, and threw it overarm at the boxes of bottles.

    The Gates

  • Samuel immediately reached for a stone that was roughly the size of a cricket ball, took a breath, and threw it overarm at the boxes of bottles.

    The Gates

  • A pitcher (known as the bowler), surrounded by fielders, throws a leather ball in an overarm action onto the ground toward a batter (batsman).

    Financier Has Been 'All Out' With Traditional Cricket Fans

  • Samuel immediately reached for a stone that was roughly the size of a cricket ball, took a breath, and threw it overarm at the boxes of bottles.

    The Gates

  • Yokozuna Hakuho nailed ozeki Kotooshu with a huge left-hand overarm throw to close out the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament with a perfect 15-0 record on Sunday.

    Hakuho Wins Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament

  • I tossed the pager overarm out in front of the car.

    Persuader

  • “You will have more success if you throw overarm,” a voice said from directly behind her.

    No Man's Mistress

  • So had teaching her how to throw a ball overarm, especially cozying up behind her to demonstrate the correct motion of the arm with her.

    No Man's Mistress

  • Viola watched him lope up to the near wickets, throw the ball in one fluid overarm motion, and shatter the far wickets every time.

    No Man's Mistress

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