Definition of short-arm in English:

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short-arm

adjective

Denoting a blow or throw executed with the arm not fully extended or with motion from the elbow only: with a short-arm swing and a snap of the wrist, he shattered the sentry’s skull
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  • His cuts and pulls - Jayasuriya's most fearsome strokes - are no more than short-arm jabs, with his powerful forearms and wrists coming into play.
  • This explains why he is so strong on the cut and the pull; like Jayasuriya he can use the short-arm method, cashing in on the slightest errors in either width or length.
  • He also has a deceptive, short-arm delivery that is hard to pick up.
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