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flying mare

Wrestling. a method of attack in which a wrestler grasps the wrist of the opponent, turns in the opposite direction, and throws the opponent over the shoulder and down.
Origin of flying mare
First recorded in 1745-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for flying mare
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  • Mason had secured a hold called the flying mare and had used it with telling effect.

    Mason of Bar X Ranch Henry Bennett
  • And now the home stretch, and the old pacer well up, collaring the flying mare and pacing her neck to neck.

    The Bishop of Cottontown John Trotwood Moore
  • Russell went over his head in a flying mare as the crowd stood up and yelled.

    Rimrock Trail J. Allan Dunn
  • A large branch had fallen across the road, and Nick did not catch sight of it until too late to check the flying mare.

British Dictionary definitions for flying mare

flying mare

a wrestling throw in which a wrestler seizes his opponent's arm or head (flying head mare) and turns to throw him over his shoulder
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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