or ham·mer lock
- a hold in which one arm of an opponent is twisted and forced upward behind his back.
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It was the hammerlock and he soon had the hunchback begging for mercy.Mason of Bar X Ranch
Thus through no great skill of my own the fortunes of war had given me a hammerlock on him.Gold
I turned around and I was holding Oswald trying to get his arm up behind him in a hammerlock, and I heard it click.Warren Commission (7 of 26): Hearings Vol. VII (of 15)
The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
The business with Hammerlock Smith had taken more time than I had thought it would.
The odd thing was that the psychopathic twist which got Hammerlock Smith into trouble had been able to get him out of it again.
- a wrestling hold in which a wrestler twists his opponent's arm upwards behind his back