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headlock

[hed-lok]
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noun Wrestling.
  1. a hold in which a wrestler locks an arm around the opponent's head.

Origin of headlock

First recorded in 1900–05; head + lock1
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headlock

noun
  1. a wrestling hold in which a wrestler locks his opponent's head between the crook of his elbow and the side of his body
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