wrestling

[ res-ling ]
/ ˈrɛs lɪŋ /

noun

a sport in which two opponents struggle hand to hand in order to pin or press each other's shoulders to the mat or ground, with the style, rules, and regulations differing widely in amateur and professional matches.Compare catch-as-catch-can (def. 3), Greco-Roman (def. 3).
the act of a person who wrestles.

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Origin of wrestling

before 1100; Middle English; Old English wrǣstlunge.See wrestle, -ing1
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British Dictionary definitions for wrestling

wrestling
/ (ˈrɛslɪŋ) /

noun

any of certain sports in which the contestants fight each other according to various rules governing holds and usually forbidding blows with the closed fist. The principal object is to overcome the opponent either by throwing or pinning him to the ground or by causing him to submitSee freestyle, Graeco-Roman, sumo
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