Meaning of side arm

side' arm"

Pronunciation: [key]
— Mil. Mil.
  1. a weapon, as a pistol or sword, carried at the side or in the belt.


Pronunciation: (sīd'ärm"), [key]
— adv.
  1. with a swinging motion of the arm moving to the side of the body at shoulder level or below and nearly parallel to the ground: to pitch sidearm.
  1. thrown or performed sidearm: a sidearm curve ball; sidearm stroke.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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