the hollow under the at the shoulder; axilla.
Or a select few can boost their grades by braiding their armpit hair and fighting the patriarchy.
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Bryant was famous for standing with his arms crossed, and a bullet had struck his armpit and pierced his chest.
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Nonna, who at full height came up to my armpit, brushed by me carrying an enormous pot of water.
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It will go down as the only movie ever, probably, that features Josh Brolin furiously licking your armpit.
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Dropping my head low, ostrich style, was more likely to lead to a closer sniff of an armpit than to a clearer view of a work.
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At intervals she took Hattie’s temperature, placing the clinical thermometer in the armpit.
A Man’s Woman Frank Norris
It is evident that the apex has descended and is turned toward the armpit.
Doctor Pascal Emile Zola
He kicked out, his foot catching Scotty under the armpit, breaking his hold.
The Pirates of Shan Harold Leland Goodwin
The witness resisted, but the sleeves were drawn up to the armpit.
The Shadow of a Crime Hall Caine
That is a Frenchified word from the Arabic, meaning “armpit,” because this star marks the right shoulder of Orion.
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the small depression beneath the arm where it joins the shoulder Technical name axilla, related adjective axillary
(slang) an extremely unpleasant place: the armpit of the Mediterranean
mid-14c., from arm (n.1) + pit (n.1). Arm-hole (early 14c.) was used in this sense but was obsolete by 18c. Colloquial armpit of the nation for any locale regarded as ugly and disgusting was in use by 1965.
armpit arm·pit (ärm’pĭt’)
The hollow under the upper part of the arm below the shoulder joint, bounded by the pectoralis major, the latissimus dorsi, the anterior serratus muscles, and the humerus, and containing the axillary artery and vein, the infraclavicular part of the brachial plexus, lymph nodes and vessels, and areolar tissue. Also called axilla, axillary fossa.
A very undesirable place; geographical nadir; the pits; asshole: My home town is the armpit of the universe
a projecting, often padded support for the forearm, as at the side of a chair or sofa or between seats in a theater, car, or airplane. Contemporary Examples Edwards always liked the armrest up in the car when he got in so he could move around in the backseat. Andrew Young’s Revenge Tina Brown January […]
- Armstand dive
a dive starting from a handstand at the end of a springboard or a platform with the diver’s back to the water.
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to subject to arm-twisting: The unions arm-twisted the government into negotiating by threatening widespread strikes.