hammerlock

or ham·mer lock

[ ham-er-lok ]
/ ˈhæm ərˌlɒk /

noun Wrestling.

a hold in which one arm of an opponent is twisted and forced upward behind his back.

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Origin of hammerlock

First recorded in 1895–1900; hammer + lock1
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British Dictionary definitions for hammerlock

hammerlock
/ (ˈhæməˌlɒk) /

noun

a wrestling hold in which a wrestler twists his opponent's arm upwards behind his back
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