or ras·sle, ras·tle

[ras-uh l]Dialect

Origin of wrastle

1200–50; Middle English wrastlen, variant of wrestlen to wrestle
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Examples from the Web for wrastling

Historical Examples of wrastling

  • I've been wrastling with this turrible lumbago, and I'm 'fraid it's affecting my hearing.

    Cape Cod Stories

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • "Aye, and wrastling, too," affirmed Glaze with a peculiar smile.

    Ande Trembath

    Matthew Stanley Kemp

  • Yes, and he can beat any man in the country running, jumping, or wrastling.

  • In this quaint old quarto volume, the author discourses on the ancient art of "wrastling" as becometh one reared on Cumbrian soil.

  • In a moment there was a quiver of the bank, and it went from beneath my feet, leaving me wrastling with the waters once more.

    Seven Frozen Sailors

    George Manville Fenn