Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb 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.
  • noun The act or an instance of straight-arming.

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  • verb To ward off by holding the arms out straight
  • noun An instance of this

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun (American football) the act of warding off a tackler by holding the arm fully extended with the hand against the opponent

Etymologies

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From straight + arm.

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