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o·ver·arm 1

adj. Sports
1. Executed with the arm raised above the shoulder; overhand: an overarm throw.
2. Of, relating to, or being a stroke in swimming that is begun with the arm lifted and stretched forward over the shoulder.

o·ver·arm 2

tr.v. o·ver·armed, o·ver·arm·ing, o·ver·arms
To supply (a nation, for example) with an excess of weaponry, especially nuclear missiles.


(ˈəʊvərˌɑːm) sport
(General Sporting Terms) bowled, thrown, or performed with the arm raised above the shoulder
with the arm raised above the shoulder


(ˈoʊ vərˌɑrm)

thrown or performed by raising the arm above the shoulder.
[1860–65, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.overarm - with hand brought forward and down from above shoulder level; "an overhand pitch"; "an overhand stroke"
athletics, sport - an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
وَيَدُه فوْقَ كَتِفِه
magasról való
su užsimojimuužsimodamasužsimojant
cez ramenovrchom
kollar yukarda


[ˈəʊvərɑːm] ADV [throw, bowl] → por encima de la cabeza


(ˈəuvəraːm) adjective, adverb
(of a throw) with the hand and arm moving round above the shoulder. He bowled overarm; an overarm throw.
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Neither could be separated in the next two rounds with both fighters showing sparks of authority in a tight affair before Burns finally found the overarm right, which brought blood to the nose of the Mancunian.
Based on a swimming style used by Indigenous South Americans, purportedly observed in Buenos Aires by English expatriate John Trudgen, who introduced it to England in 1873, the stroke combined an overarm action with a scissors kick (Colwin 2002:10).
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My grandmother played, my grandfather and my greatgrandmother [Ellen Stanwell-Brown; the first woman to serve overarm at Wimbledon in 1901], but that was never a motivating factor for me.
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Albert was further offended by the clutter of buildings and wire netting in the center of the Square: seeing empty milk bottles on a doorstep he picked one up, looked quickly around, and, seeing no one to rat, he threw it as hard as he could, overarm, as if it were a grenade, towards the playground.
This is an adapted form of indoor bowls, played by people with physical disabilities, where different density leather balls are thrown overarm, underarm or pushed down a gutter depending on the person's ability.
Muriel, who is credited with pioneering the overarm service for women, was described as a "nifty little mover", quite something for a time when the standard tennis kit was a floor-length dress, fitted blouse, corset, tie, belt and straw hat.
Almost from the moment cricket sanctioned overarm bowling in 1864, the game has had to tackle allegations of bowlers who illegally throw the ball by straightening a bent arm, although now chuckers could be a thing of the past thanks to a hi-tech project, which is reaching its final phase.
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