Definition of underarm in English:


Line breaks: under|arm
Pronunciation: /ˈʌndərɑːm

adjective & adverb

  • (Of a throw or stroke in sport) made with the arm or hand below shoulder level: [as adjective]: a good-length underarm serve [as adverb]: bowling underarm
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    • And it wasn't some nice, looping, underarm throw that would have guaranteed the bottle would land safely in Drifter's hands, either.
    • He throws from a slightly underarm angle, but his pitches can reach 93 mph, an unusually high velocity for pitchers with that type of delivery.
    • Ii'S clear from the history of cricket that bowling has gone through an evolution from underarm bowling to overarm bowling.


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  • A person’s armpit: [as modifier]: use an underarm deodorant
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    • The vogue extends to male triathletes, who wax their legs, underarms and chest to feel more streamlined.
    • The therapist brushes your body briskly, back and front, concentrating on ankles, backs of knees, underarms and neck: areas where lymph nodes are densely packed.
    • If you have dry or sensitive skin, use soap only on your face, underarms, and hands and feet.

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