side arm

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side arm

A small weapon, such as a pistol, carried at the side or waist.

side arm



(Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) any weapon carried on the person, by sling, belt, or holster, such as a sword, pistol, etc

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:
Noun1.side arm - a firearm that is held and fired with one handside arm - a firearm that is held and fired with one hand
automatic pistol, automatic - a pistol that will keep firing until the ammunition is gone or the trigger is released
derringer - a pocket pistol of large caliber with a short barrel
firearm, small-arm, piece - a portable gun; "he wore his firearm in a shoulder holster"
forty-five - a .45-caliber pistol
gat, rod - a gangster's pistol
horse pistol, horse-pistol - a large pistol (usually in a holster) formerly carried by horsemen
peacekeeper - the pistol of a law officer in the old West
revolver, six-gun, six-shooter - a pistol with a revolving cylinder (usually having six chambers for bullets)
Saturday night special - a cheap handgun that is easily obtained
semiautomatic, semiautomatic pistol - a pistol that is a semiautomatic firearm capable of loading and firing continuously
gunstock, stock - the handle of a handgun or the butt end of a rifle or shotgun or part of the support of a machine gun or artillery gun; "the rifle had been fitted with a special stock"
Verey pistol, Very pistol - a pistol for firing Very-light flares
zip gun - a crude homemade pistol
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I listened intently, but the naked feet of the green men sent back no guiding echoes, though presently I thought I detected the clank of side arms in the far distance of the middle corridor.
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Heyl & Patterson will provide designs of rotary railcar dumpers (also called wagon tipplers) in single and tandem configuration to unload railroad cars, as well as train positioning equipment (also called side arm chargers) to move the railcars through the system.
He put on a Kevlar jacket for protection, loaded his side arm and went out to investigate.
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DesignEdge then produced a product intent-to-CAD model for the three moulded parts: the main cover, a smaller front nose cover and a cable guide side arm.
The Side Arm is the larger of the two knives and both come with a fitted Kydex sheath.
Side arm should have movement and float with the breeze, not too stiff.
The side arm contained an electron donor, and the body contained all other components.
The three-year veteran pulled his side arm and fired through the windshield, wounding the man.
The Hallin(tm) shunt has a permanent loop configuration of the center portion of the shunt and the venting side arm.
Whitey Ford was still on the mound humming fast balls and side arm sliders to Elston Howard catching hell for being one of the first coloreds behind the plate