verb (used with object)
Football. to push (a potential tackler) away by holding the arm out straight; stiff-arm.
to force, push, or fend off by or as if by holding out a stiff arm against obstacles:
He straight-armed his way into the middle of the crowded room.
Football. an act or instance of straight-arming.
(rugby) (of a tackle) performed with the arm fully extended
(transitive) to ward off (an opponent) with the arm outstretched
- Straight arm lift
noun 1. a wrestling attack, in which a wrestler twists his opponent’s arm against the joint and lifts him by it, often using his shoulder as a fulcrum
noun, Informal. 1. a person who manifests high-minded devotion to clean living and moral righteousness. straight arrow noun 1. (informal, mainly US) a clean-living and honest person (as modifier): a straight-arrow cop straight-ahead
- Straight as an arrow
Honest, genuine, as in You can trust Pat with the money; he’s straight as an arrow. This simile alludes to the arrow’s undeviating flight through the air. [ Second half of 1900s ]
[streyt-uh-wey] /ˈstreɪt əˌweɪ/ adjective 1. straight onward, without turn or curve, as a racecourse. noun 2. a straightaway course or part. adverb 3. immediately; right away. straightaway /ˌstreɪtəˈweɪ/ adverb 1. at once noun 2. the US word for straight (sense 30)