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Straight-arm   /streɪt-ɑrm/   Listen

(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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"Straight-arm" Quotes from Famous Books

... the beginning of the season; but was slow with his kick, often fatally slow when the 'Varsity broke through the scrub line. He was late in starting, too, though a strong runner when out in the field. The chief beauty of his game was a quick and certain straight-arm. At another time he might have easily been the 'Varsity fullback, for he put up a hard, steady game from one end of the season to the other; but he had come to college with Blake, and the position had been ...
— Stanford Stories - Tales of a Young University • Charles K. Field

... the improvement in batting would unquestionably have outstripped the pitching, and finally overcome this superiority; but the removal of certain restrictions upon the pitcher's motions, the legalization of the underhand throw instead of the old straight-arm pitch, the introduction of "curve" pitching, and, finally, the unrestricted overhand delivery, have kept the pitching always in the lead. At several different times, notably in the rules of 1887, an effort has been made to secure a more even adjustment, but recent ...
— Base-Ball - How to Become a Player • John M. Ward

Words linked to "Straight-arm" :   American football, maneuver, manoeuvre, evasive action, American football game

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