- a hold in which an opponent's wrist is grasped and twisted.
Origin of wristlock
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Examples from the Web for wristlock
He took Carrots' arm in a Japanese wristlock and rushed him across the room.
Jerry, who had caught the wink too, took his shoulders while Scotty kept a wristlock clamped tight.
- a wrestling hold in which a wrestler seizes his opponent's wrist and exerts pressure against the joints of his hand, arm, or shoulder
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