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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
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[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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