Pronunciation: (strāt'ärm"),[key] —v.t. 1. Football.to push (a potential tackler) away by holding the arm out straight; stiff-arm.
2. to force, push, or fend off by or as if by holding out a stiff arm against obstacles: He straight-armed his way into the middle of the crowded room.
—n. Football.an act or instance of straight-arming. Also,stiff-arm.