a weapon, as a pistol or sword, carried at the side or in the belt.
Pronunciation: (sīd'ärm"), [key]
with a swinging motion of the arm moving to the side of the body at shoulder level or below and nearly parallel to the ground: to pitch sidearm.
thrown or performed sidearm: a sidearm curve ball; sidearm stroke.
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