adjective: Done (as bowling or pitching) with the arm raised above the shoulder. See overhard.
Angliško žodžio naudojimo pavyzdys:
An eight-foot spear is turned into a four-foot spear if it is held over-arm.
To deploy a spear over-arm, a man has to throw the spear upwards, quickly get his arm underneath it, and catch it again (unless he was holding it upside down, with the butt spike in the air, but this is never pictured, and would mean that the main spearhead would get blunted on hard ground).
With over-arm use, his neighbours are possibly within reach.
Anyone standing behind an over-arm spearman will be faced with a butt-spike going in and out at every thrust, and unpredictably sideways whenever an enemy knocks the spearhead.
This makes sense if the spear is being used under-arm, since it means that the shield does not get in the way of the spear so much, but is bafflingly daft if the spear is used over-arm, because it would serve simply to further expose the wielder.