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[rist-lok] /ˈrɪstˌlɒk/
noun, Wrestling.
a hold in which an opponent's wrist is grasped and twisted.
Origin of wristlock
First recorded in 1920-25; wrist + lock1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • 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


a wrestling hold in which a wrestler seizes his opponent's wrist and exerts pressure against the joints of his hand, arm, or shoulder
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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