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wristlock

[rist-lok]
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noun Wrestling.
  1. a hold in which an opponent's wrist is grasped and twisted.

Origin of wristlock

First recorded in 1920–25; wrist + lock1
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Examples from the Web for wristlock

Historical Examples

  • He took Carrots' arm in a Japanese wristlock and rushed him across the room.

    Smugglers' Reef

    John Blaine

  • Jerry, who had caught the wink too, took his shoulders while Scotty kept a wristlock clamped tight.

    Smugglers' Reef

    John Blaine


British Dictionary definitions for wristlock

wristlock

noun
  1. a wrestling hold in which a wrestler seizes his opponent's wrist and exerts pressure against the joints of his hand, arm, or shoulder
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