wrestling hold

Definitions of wrestling hold
  1. noun
    a hold used in the sport of wrestling
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    bear hug
    a wrestling hold with arms locked tightly around the opponent
    nelson
    any of several wrestling holds in which an arm is passed under the opponent's arm from behind and the hand exerts pressure on the back of the neck
    Japanese stranglehold
    a wrestling hold in which the opponent's arms are crossed in front of his own neck to exert pressure on his windpipe
    lock
    any wrestling hold in which some part of the opponent's body is twisted or pressured
    scissor grip, scissor hold, scissors, scissors grip, scissors hold
    a wrestling hold in which you wrap your legs around the opponents body or head and put your feet together and squeeze
    stranglehold
    a wrestling hold in which the arms are pressed against the opponent's windpipe
    toehold
    a wrestling hold in which the toe is held and the leg is twisted against the joints
    full nelson
    a wrestling hold in which the holder puts both arms under the opponent's arms and exerts pressure on the back of the neck (illegal in amateur wrestling)
    half nelson
    a wrestling hold in which the holder puts an arm under the opponent's arm and exerts pressure on the back of the neck
    hammerlock
    a wrestling hold in which the opponent's arm is twisted up behind his back
    headlock
    a wrestling hold in which the opponent's head is locked between the crook of your elbow and the side of your body
    type of:
    clasp, clench, clutch, clutches, grasp, grip, hold
    the act of grasping
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