(American football) the act of warding off a tackler by holding the arm fully extended with the hand against the opponent
Hypernyms: ↑maneuver, ↑manoeuvre, ↑evasive action

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  • straight-arm — straight′ arm v. t. 1) spo to deflect (an opponent) by pushing away with the arm held out straight; stiff arm 2) spo an act or instance of straight arming • Etymology: 1900–05 …   From formal English to slang

  • straight-arm — ☆ straight arm [strāt′ärm΄ ] vt. to push away (an opponent, as a would be tackler in football) with the arm outstretched n. the act of straight arming …   English World dictionary

  • straight-arm — noun Date: 1903 an act or instance of warding off a person or thing by pushing with the palm of the hand with the arm fully extended from the shoulder and the elbow locked called also stiff arm • straight arm verb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • straight-arm — /strayt ahrm /, v.t. 1. Football. to push (a potential tackler) away by holding the arm out straight; stiff arm. 2. to force, push, or fend off by or as if by holding out a stiff arm against obstacles: He straight armed his way into the middle of …   Universalium

  • straight-arm — /ˈstreɪt am/ (say strayt ahm) verb (t) Football to ward off an opponent by holding the arm straight and pushing with the palm of the hand; fend (off) …   Australian English dictionary

  • straight-arm — 1. verb To ward off by holding the arms out straight 2. noun An instance of this …   Wiktionary

  • straight-arm — verb N. Amer. informal push away (an opponent or obstacle) with the arm outstretched …   English new terms dictionary

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