Definition of Straight-arm

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

Generic synonyms: Evasive Action, Maneuver, Manoeuvre
Category relationships: American Football, American Football Game



Definition of Straight-arm

1. Verb. To ward off by holding the arms out straight ¹

2. Noun. An instance of this ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Straight-arm

straggled
straggler
stragglers
straggles
stragglier
straggliest
straggliness
straggling
stragglingly
straggly
strags
strahlstein
straicht
straight-arm (current term)
straight-armed
straight-arming
straight-arms
straight-backed
straight-chain
straight-faced
straight-fluted drill
straight-forward
straight-from-the-shoulder
straight-jacket
straight-joint
straight-laced
straight-line method
straight-line method of depreciation

Literary usage of Straight-arm

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1. The Mechanical Engineering of Steam Power Plants by Frederic Remsen Hutton (1908)
"The straight arm is carefully tapered from the hub to the rim, ... The objection to the straight arm, which the curved arm is designed to avoid, ..."

2. The Mechanical Engineering of Steam Power Plants by Frederick Remsen Hutton (1908)
"The straight arm is carefully tapered from the hub to the rim, ... The objection to the straight arm, which the curved arm is designed to avoid, ..."

3. Polo by T. B. Drybrough (1898)
"The right shoulder again comes square forward ; hand and legs grip tightly ; and the ball is swept away with a straight arm and a forward flexion of the ..."

4. Manual of Physical Drill: United States Army by Edmund Luther Butts (1900)
"Throw legs well up in forward swing and backward swing. e. Straddle legs when over bar during forward or backward swing. 2. Swing in straight-arm rest and ..."

5. Manual of Physical Drill: United States Army by Edmund Luther Butts (1897)
"Swing in straight-arm rest and drop to bent- arm rest and return without pause or jerk to straight- arm rest. This bending of the arms can take place a. ..."

6. Inside Football by Frank W. Cavanaugh (1919)
"Ability to straight-arm effectively is a matter of natural gift as well ... The straight arm should not be elected, as a rule, if the back is a fair dodger. ..."

7. Baily's Magazine of Sports and Pastimes (1884)
"A great deal has been written about suspicious action, and we here wish to express our firm conviction that only straight-arm bowling should be allowed. ..."

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