underarm


underarm

adjective

  1. of, situated, or for use under the arm or in the armpit: an underarm deodorant.
  2. underhand: an underarm pitch in softball.

noun

  1. armpit.

adverb

  1. underhand.

adjective

  1. (of a measurement) extending along the arm from wrist to armpit
  2. sport of or denoting a style of throwing, bowling, or serving in which the hand is swung below shoulder level
  3. below the arm

adverb

  1. in an underarm style

adj.1816, “underhand” (in reference to a style of throwing), from under + arm (n.1). First attested 1908 in dressmaking sense of “seams on the lower half of the arm-hole;” as a euphemism for armpit, it is attested from 1930s, popularized by advertisers. adj.

  1. Located, placed, or used under the arm.

n.

  1. The armpit.

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