from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. Football To ward off (a tackler) by holding the arm out straight with the elbow locked and the palm of the hand placed against the opponent's body; stiff-arm.
- transitive v. To force or ward off by or as if by holding the arm out straight.
- n. Football The act or an instance of straight-arming.
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- v. To ward off by holding the arms out straight
- n. An instance of this
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (American football) the act of warding off a tackler by holding the arm fully extended with the hand against the opponent
I took my straight-arm crutches and fell into them like a failed trust exercise.
This would of course be entirely unfair as the Queen is bound by rigid protocol and utterly incapable of offering a straight-arm salute or even a regally-gloved single finger by way of a reply.
Tom gave him a good straight-arm shove, running-back style.
He can throw a straight-arm and still protect the ball.
Jace marched Simon upstairs and down a short hallway lined with doors; he paused only to straight-arm one of them open, a scowl on his face.
LaMarcus Coker countered for Tennessee a little more than 2 minutes later, using a nifty straight-arm to fend off linebacker Sean Lee before sprinting through a hole on the left side and outrunning the pursuit to finish a
All major Committees of jurisdiction in the House and Senate that have voted on ObamaCare have given the Republicans the straight-arm clothesline for those football fans and all while President Obama has been proclaiming his desire to reach out to Republicans.
My form is lousy in this example -- the knees should be straight, the toes pointed, or the judges take off for it; and the best way for full ROM stretch is to go for a straight-arm hang between reps, but this was my third set of the day.
UP UNTIL THEN, Clinton had been able to straight-arm the problem by refusing to answer the "have you ever" questions that undid Gary Hart.
Alemanno was once a neo-fascist youth leader, and his victory parade was chock-a-block with straight-arm Nazi salutes and cries of Duce!