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adverb & adjectiveBritish
(of a throw or a stroke with a racket) made with the hand or arm passing above the level of the shoulder:[as adjective] ‘the bowler was happy to demonstrate his overarm technique’[as adverb] ‘competitors can throw overarm or underarm’
- ‘He used a stroke he observed natives of the Solomon Islands using, which combined an up-and-down kick with an alternating overarm stroke.’
- ‘Freestyle in those days was the trudgen, an alternating overarm stroke with a scissors kick.’
- ‘In England, blind cricketers bowl overarm and with a slightly bigger ball about the size of a size 3 football.’
- ‘It's hard to get too excited for the England boys when they've just vanquished a team that can barely bowl overarm.’
- ‘If he's in a bad mood, he'll throw stones, and his overarm spin wouldn't disgrace the English team!’
- ‘He lunges at the open window, hurling his strawberry milkshake in a cramped overarm throw.’
- ‘I think basically it was an overarm stroke with a scissor kick with the legs.’
- ‘One boxer, Khalid, who is 21, displays particular talent, with an overarm technique reminiscent of George Foreman.’
- ‘He is credited with introducing round-arm and overarm bowling to Victoria.’
- ‘Among the exercises excluded are squash, football, surfing, backgammon and, sadly, bowling overarm.’
- ‘IT'S clear from the history of cricket that bowling has gone through an evolution from underarm bowling to overarm bowling.’
- ‘The underarm lob is better suited to operations in woodland, where an overarm throw may result in the grenade hitting a tree or branch, and bouncing back towards the thrower!’
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