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arm1

arm1

pronunciation:
arm
phrases:
at arm's length
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: either of the two upper limbs of the human body, between the shoulders and the wrists.
 
similar words:
appendage, brachium, forearm, forelimb, limb
definition 2: any part that extends from a main body and resembles an arm.
synonyms:
appendage, brachium
similar words:
appendix, bough, branch, crosspiece, limb, offshoot, projection, ramification
definition 3: the part of an organization that specializes in operations or enforcement; authority.
synonyms:
authority, command, department, division, power
similar words:
detachment, force, limb
phrase: at arm's length
derivation: armless (n.)
Word Builder: arm +
  • armchair:
    a chair with parts at the sides for resting your arms.
  • armrest:
    the part on some chairs for resting your arm.
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