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Meaning of straight-arm

straight-arm

Pronunciation: (strāt'ärm"), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to push (a potential tackler) away by holding the arm out straight; stiff-arm.
  2. to force, push, or fend off by or as if by holding out a stiff arm against obstacles: He straight-armed his way into the middle of the crowded room.
—n.
  1. an act or instance of straight-arming.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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