[strawng-ahrm, strong-]
using, involving, or threatening the use of physical force or violence to gain an objective: strong-arm methods.
verb (used with object)
to use violent methods upon; assault.
to rob by force.
to coerce by threats or intimidation; bully: They strong-armed me into voting for the plan.

1820–30, Americanism Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
1.  (modifier) relating to or involving physical force or violence: strong-arm tactics
2.  (tr) to show violence towards

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Word Origin & History

"using physical force," 1897, from noun phrase (1606), from strong (adj.) + arm (n.).
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Computing Dictionary

StrongARM definition

A collaborative project between Digital Equipment Corporation and Advanced RISC Machines Ltd. (ARM) announced on 1995-02-06 licensing the ARM RISC architecture to Digital Semiconductor for the development of high-performance, low power microprocessors.
The StrongARM family of 32-bit RISC products developed under the agreement are faster versions of the existing ARM processors with a somewhat different instruction set. They are targetted at applications such as next-generation personal digital assistants with improved user interfaces and communications; interactive television and set-top products; video games and multimedia edutainment systems with realistic imaging, motion and sound; and digital imaging, including low cost digital image capture and photo-quality scanning and printing.
The StrongARM family has limited software compatibility with the ARM6, ARM7 and ARM8 families due to its separate caches for data and instructions which causes self-modifying code to fail.
The SA-110 is the first member of the family.
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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