Definition of sidearm in English:

sidearm

noun

  • A weapon worn at a person's side, such as a pistol or other small firearm (or, formerly, a sword or bayonet)

adjective

  • 1(of a throw, pitch, or cast) performed or delivered with a sweeping motion of the arm at or below shoulder level.

    • ‘He has the funky sidearm delivery to make it happen.’
    • ‘Any slide with the heel decidedly outside of the toe will open the shoulders and body away from the target and create a sidearm delivery.’
    • ‘Osoria relies on a hard sinking fastball thrown with a sidearm delivery.’
    • ‘He never has been accurate when he drops into a sidearm delivery, and he is struggling too much for a third-year pro.’
    • ‘His sidearm delivery is tough on right-handed hitters because the fastball moves down and in on them.’
    • ‘It isn't common knowledge today, but Walter Johnson threw his blazing fastball with a sidearm delivery.’
    • ‘When he is ahead in the count, he likes to drop down to a sidearm delivery and throw a two-seam fastball or hard slider.’
    • ‘After more than a decade in the minors, Taylor changed his delivery to a sidearm motion, which improved his control.’
    • ‘The sidearm delivery especially was effective.’
    • ‘He also drops down to throw his sinker and slider from a sidearm delivery.’
    • ‘Borland has a sidearm delivery that can be deceptive.’
    • ‘He made casual sidearm throws to first and took wild swings at pitches in the dirt.’
    • ‘Johnson had a blazing fastball that flowed effortlessly from his exaggerated sidearm delivery.’
    • ‘Shouse, 33, is a longtime minor leaguer who developed a sidearm delivery to use against left-handed hitters last year.’
    • ‘He used a sidearm delivery, and actually turned his back completely on the batter before spinning forward in his motion.’
    • ‘As a middle and long reliever, Pina continued to fool hitters with his sidearm delivery and deceptive palmball.’
    • ‘He throws from a strange arm slot, almost sidearm, and if he loses that slot, wildness can result.’
    • ‘Though he has been criticized for his unorthodox sidearm delivery, he is the second-leading passer in the history of the league.’
    • ‘This year, Rusch sports a tighter, bigger-breaking curve, and he has been using a sidearm delivery occasionally on breaking pitches to left-handed batters.’
    • ‘When general manager Ken Williams watched the tape, he liked what he saw - sinking and moving pitches, a sidearm delivery and an ability as a right-hander to get out left-handed hitters.’
    1. 1.1 (of a person, typically a baseball pitcher) using a sweeping motion of the arm at or below shoulder level.

adverb

  • In a sidearm manner.

    ‘I could throw sidearm’

verb

[WITH OBJECT]Baseball
  • 1 Throw or pitch a ball to (someone) with a sidearm motion.

    • ‘Smith tended to sidearm his throws, but Tedford got him to keep the ball up around his ear and deliver passes over the top.’
    • ‘‘You sidearm it in one forward throw, no back motion, after sneaking up on the animal,’ says Gullung, a New Orleans native.’
    1. 1.1 Throw or pitch (a ball or other object) with a sidearm motion.

Pronunciation:

sidearm

/ˈsīdärm/