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a wrestling throw in which the hips are used as a fulcrum to throw an opponent
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  • He'd given the little waistrel the cross-buttock, and felled him on his head.

  • I mind me when there was scarce a man in Cummerlan' could give me the cross-buttock.

    A Son of Hagar

    Sir Hall Caine
  • Hiram treated Sir Hans to what is technically known as a cross-buttock.

    Over the Teacups Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  • He also gave him some hints in wrestling, and taught him the throw called the cross-buttock.

    Dr. Jolliffe's Boys Lewis Hough
  • This he soon did, catching Frank for the cross-buttock throw.

    Frank Merriwell's Chums

    Burt L. Standish
  • This was done quickly and scientifically, and it convinced Hodge that Bascomb could not work the cross-buttock on Merriwell.

    Frank Merriwell's Chums

    Burt L. Standish
  • The last time you wrestled a fall with little Tremaine, he threw you easily with a cross-buttock, and he is but a ten-stone man.

    Katerfelto G. J. Whyte-Melville
  • Often and often do his bony fingers almost clutch our throat, or his foot is put out to give us a cross-buttock.

  • cross-buttock, an unexpected fling down or repulse; from a peculiar throw practised by wrestlers.

    The Slang Dictionary John Camden Hotten

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