Definitions for overarmˈoʊ vərˌɑrm

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

o•ver•armˈoʊ vərˌɑrm(adj.)

  1. thrown or performed by raising the arm above the shoulder.

Origin of overarm:

1860–65, Amer.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. overhand, overhanded, overarm(adj)

    with hand brought forward and down from above shoulder level

    "an overhand pitch"; "an overhand stroke"


  1. overarm(Adverb)

    Having the hand above the arm at the time of throwing

    In cricket, one must only bowl overarm.

  2. overarm(Adjective)

    Throwing while having the hand above the elbow

Translations for overarm

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(of a throw) with the hand and arm moving round above the shoulder

He bowled overarm; an overarm throw.

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