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tr.v. straight-armed, straight-arm·ing, straight-arms
To ward off (a tackler) by holding the arm out straight with the elbow locked and the palm of the hand placed against the opponent's body; stiff-arm.
The act or an instance of straight-arming.
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(Rugby) rugby (of a tackle) performed with the arm fully extended
(American Football) (tr) to ward off (an opponent) with the arm outstretched
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1. to deflect (an opponent) by pushing away with the arm held out straight; stiff-arm.n.
2. an act or instance of straight-arming.
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Past participle: straight-armed
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|Noun||1.||straight-arm - (American football) the act of warding off a tackler by holding the arm fully extended with the hand against the opponent|
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