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A weapon worn at a person's side, such as a pistol or other small firearm (or, formerly, a sword or bayonet)
- ‘After-market grips on self-defense handguns (and sporting sidearms as well) create a better fit between customer and product.’
- ‘The P - 35 was the standard sidearm of both sides in the Falklands intervention, and many were used by both Israeli and Arab forces in the Middle East.’
- ‘All of the above C [O.sub.2] powered repeaters are useful in training for the street by duplicating the heft and overall feel of popular sidearms used in law enforcement and for personal defense.’
- ‘By carrying sidearms, contractor employees run the risk of being seen as unlawful combatants.’
- ‘Police recovered five rifles, 18 sidearms, 84 bullets, and 700 assegais in follow-up house-to-house searches.’
- ‘Fry - 739 had a hand around the throat ribbing of her armor and his sidearm against the side of her helmet.’
- ‘And having a personal sidearm wouldn't help you under many civil war scenarios.’
- ‘We who carry sidearms are also in need of knowing the basic in and outs of knife offense/defense.’
- ‘They are armed with 9mm sidearms as standard, but can upgrade these to 12.5mm sidearms if they wish.’
- ‘I had always been a fan of the M1911 pistol, but after Cooper's training, the 1911.45 was the only sidearm that mattered to me.’
- ‘The exact total, however, is unknown, as most citations only refer to ‘pistol’ or ‘revolver’ and some famous events do not mention sidearms at all.’
- ‘Stone watched the scene play out in slow motion as the man grabbed one of the officer's sidearms and bring it to bear where they were standing.’
- ‘In the course of this encounter, a courageous career prison officer and part-time cop named Claude Deckard braved the rifle fire with his personal sidearm at the distance of a football field.’
- ‘Energy rifles and sidearms were stacked along one wall, small explosives charges and other weapons stored around the room.’
- ‘In every U.S. military action from World War I to Vietnam, the 1911 served as the standard sidearm for the American armed services.’
- ‘With regards to the number of weapons that a player can carry at any one time, one automatic rifle and one sidearm may be carried, along with a lethal knife for silent close quarters takedowns.’
- ‘A police presence has been established to stabilise the area after 171 men were arrested and rifles, sidearms, ammunition, assegais and pangas seized.’
- ‘Although sidearms are usually primary defensive weapons for officers on patrol, they are secondary on tactical SWAT call-outs where shoulder-fired arms generally take over.’
- ‘This system is usually found in small personal defense pistols, or in full-sized law enforcement sidearms In the latter case, it is a deterrent against liability lawsuits.’
- ‘While many photos of Patton show him carrying one or two ivory-handled sidearms, Eisenhower is never depicted as visibly armed.’
1(of a throw, pitch, or cast) performed or delivered with a sweeping motion of the arm at or below shoulder level.
- ‘The sidearm delivery especially was effective.’
- ‘Shouse, 33, is a longtime minor leaguer who developed a sidearm delivery to use against left-handed hitters last year.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘His sidearm delivery is tough on right-handed hitters because the fastball moves down and in on them.’
- ‘He also drops down to throw his sinker and slider from a sidearm delivery.’
- ‘After more than a decade in the minors, Taylor changed his delivery to a sidearm motion, which improved his control.’
- ‘As a middle and long reliever, Pina continued to fool hitters with his sidearm delivery and deceptive palmball.’
- ‘Osoria relies on a hard sinking fastball thrown with a sidearm delivery.’
- ‘It isn't common knowledge today, but Walter Johnson threw his blazing fastball with a sidearm delivery.’
- ‘He has the funky sidearm delivery to make it happen.’
- ‘Borland has a sidearm delivery that can be deceptive.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘He never has been accurate when he drops into a sidearm delivery, and he is struggling too much for a third-year pro.’
- ‘He used a sidearm delivery, and actually turned his back completely on the batter before spinning forward in his motion.’
- ‘Though he has been criticized for his unorthodox sidearm delivery, he is the second-leading passer in the history of the league.’
- ‘He throws from a strange arm slot, almost sidearm, and if he loses that slot, wildness can result.’
- ‘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.’
- 1.1 (of a person, typically a baseball pitcher) using a sweeping motion of the arm at or below shoulder level.
In a sidearm manner.‘I could throw sidearm’
1Throw 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 Throw or pitch (a ball or other object) with a sidearm motion.
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