Meaning of overarm in English:


Pronunciation /ˈəʊvərɑːm/

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mainly British
  • Done with the hand or arm passing above the level of the shoulder.

    ‘the bowler was happy to demonstrate his overarm technique’
    • ‘Freestyle in those days was the trudgen, an alternating overarm stroke with a scissors kick.’
    • ‘He used a stroke he observed natives of the Solomon Islands using, which combined an up-and-down kick with an alternating overarm stroke.’
    • ‘I think basically it was an overarm stroke with a scissor kick with the legs.’
    • ‘The underarm lob is better suited to operations in woodland, where an overarm throw may result in the grenade hitting a tree or branch, and bouncing back towards the thrower!’
    • ‘He lunges at the open window, hurling his strawberry milkshake in a cramped overarm throw.’
    • ‘In England, blind cricketers bowl overarm and with a slightly bigger ball about the size of a size 3 football.’
    • ‘One boxer, Khalid, who is 21, displays particular talent, with an overarm technique reminiscent of George Foreman.’
    • ‘IT'S clear from the history of cricket that bowling has gone through an evolution from underarm bowling to overarm bowling.’
    • ‘If he's in a bad mood, he'll throw stones, and his overarm spin wouldn't disgrace the English team!’
    • ‘Among the exercises excluded are squash, football, surfing, backgammon and, sadly, bowling overarm.’
    • ‘He is credited with introducing round-arm and overarm bowling to Victoria.’
    • ‘It's hard to get too excited for the England boys when they've just vanquished a team that can barely bowl overarm.’


mainly British
  • With the hand or arm passing above the level of the shoulder.

    • ‘competitors can throw overarm or underarm’