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straight-arm

[streyt-ahrm] /ˈstreɪtˌɑrm/
verb (used with object)
1.
Football. 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.
noun
3.
Football. an act or instance of straight-arming.
Also, stiff-arm.
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British Dictionary definitions for straight-arm

straight-arm

adjective
1.
(rugby) (of a tackle) performed with the arm fully extended
verb
2.
(transitive) to ward off (an opponent) with the arm outstretched
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