Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Located, placed, or used under the arm.
  • adj. Sports Executed with the hand brought forward and up from below the level of the shoulder; underhand.
  • adv. With an underarm motion or delivery.
  • n. The armpit.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The armpit.
  • n. Old-fashioned and now outlawed style of bowling in cricket.
  • adj. For use under the arm.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • From the photo (on Grumperina's blog?), the sleeves seem to be very stretchy and slightly set in; the "underarm" stretches enough to cover the shoulder point without being too bulky under the arms.

    Jean's Knitting

  • For instance, in the 1960s and 1970s, over two-thirds of all CFCs manufactured in the world were incorporated in aerosol cans for consumer products, such as underarm deodorants and shaving creams.

    CFC-Ozone Puzzle~ Preface

  • However, I have noticed that the laundry detergent has a difficult time tackling stains such as underarm stains or grease spots.

    Epinions Recent Content for Home

  • Cons: Tough time fighting hard stains such as underarm and grease stains

    Epinions Recent Content for Home

  • The new England goalkeeper shirt also boasts a specially shaped underarm gusset to maximise freedom of movement.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • The stripe continues at the back of the shirt and is connected to the underarm end of the front stripe.

    FC BATE Borisov 2008-09 Champions League kits

  • Details on the football shirt are in black, and include a curved stripe on the side of the shirt, and a wide black stripe on the underarm which extends to the collar.

    Archive 2009-09-01

  • Details on the shirt are in white with a wide stripe on the underarm which extends to the collar.

    Archive 2009-10-01

  • Details on the shirt are in white, and include a curved stripe on the side of the shirt, and a wide red stripe on the underarm which extends to the collar.

    Archive 2009-10-01

  • But I'm reasonably confident that my facial hair is more recalcitrant than either their leg or underarm hair.

    On Edge With a Razor

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  • Apparently NOT cricket. At all!

    *having fun watching cricket for the first time!*

    *became an instant fan*

    *totally confused*

    August 25, 2009

  • I know where the summer goes

    When you're having no fun

    When you're under the thumb

    I know where the summer dwells

    If your underarm smells

    And your kitchen looks like hell.

    (I know where the summer goes, by Belle and Sebastian)

    November 13, 2008