headlock

[ hed-lok ]
/ ˈhɛdˌlɒk /
|

noun Wrestling.

a hold in which a wrestler locks an arm around the opponent's head.

Nearby words

  1. headless,
  2. headlight,
  3. headline,
  4. headline rate,
  5. headliner,
  6. headlong,
  7. headman,
  8. headmaster,
  9. headmasterly,
  10. headmistress

Origin of headlock

First recorded in 1900–05; head + lock1

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for headlock


British Dictionary definitions for headlock

headlock

/ (ˈhɛdˌlɒk) /

noun

a wrestling hold in which a wrestler locks his opponent's head between the crook of his elbow and the side of his body
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012