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adj. Sports
Thrown with or marked by a sideways motion of the arm between shoulder and hip height and relatively parallel to the ground: a sidearm baseball pitch.

side′arm′ adv.

side′ arm`

a weapon, as a pistol or sword, carried at the side or in the belt.



1. with a swinging motion of the arm moving to the side of the body at or below shoulder level and nearly parallel to the ground: to pitch sidearm.
2. thrown or performed sidearm.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.sidearm - (of pitches) made with the arm moving parallel to the ground; "a sidearm pitch"
Adv.1.sidearm - in a sidearm manner; "he prefers to throw sidearm"


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It was the rattle of sidearms and harness that brought Tara of Helium suddenly about, facing them.
Duterte said he came to give them sidearms so they could protect themselves, especially from attacks by the New People's Army, even when they were not on duty.
I'm surrounded at the Commons by police bristling with machine guns and sidearms.
I hope some of your readers do not suddenly go for their sidearms after the mention of my beloved country.
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In addition to supplying the department with duty sidearms, Smith & Wesson will support the agency with a variety of additional services, including armorers' classes and transitional training for officers.
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A spokesman said: "This is absolutely not an issue of cost - not all British troops routinely carry sidearms.
A group know as California Open Carry has been advocating that supporters openly wear sidearms as they go about their lives.