or ham·mer lock
Origin of hammerlock
Examples from the Web for hammerlock
Historical Examples of hammerlock
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.